ERIC Number: ED443642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Down Home, Downtown: Urban Appalachians Today.
Obermiller, Phillip J., Ed.
This book contains selected presentations from a conference on urban Appalachians held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in September 1995. The papers present diverse perspectives on the migration from rural Appalachia to industrial centers, questions of Appalachian culture and identity, community development in Appalachian neighborhoods, and rural Appalachian people's adjustment to the urban experience in schools and other institutions. Chapters are: (1) "Roscoe Giffin and the First Cincinnati Workshop on Urban Appalachians" (Bruce Tucker); (2) "The Question of Urban Appalachian Culture: A Research Note" (Michael E. Maloney); (3) "Images and Identities of Appalachian Women: Sorting out the Impact of Class, Gender, and Cultural Heritage" (Roberta Marilyn Campbell); (4) "I Do What I Must: A Reflection on Appalachian Literature and Learning" (Patricia Ziegel Timm); (5) "'Disgrace to the Race': 'Hillbillies' and the Color-Line in Detroit" (John Hartigan, Jr.); (6) "Neighborhood Associations and the Planning Process: The Case of the Southside Neighborhood Organization" (Michael P. Marchioni, Lon S. Felker); (7) "The Role of Interest Groups in Urban Appalachia: A Case Study from Johnson City" (Lon S. Felker, Michael P. Marchioni); (8) "Creating a Community Vision for Johnson City, Tennessee" (Ellen Buchanan); (9) "The Presidential Election of 1992 in Appalachia's Urban Centers: A Research Note" (Philip A Grant, Jr.); (10) "Appalachian Migrants in Columbus, Ohio: A Personal Reflection" (Peggy Calestro); (11) "Pushed out the Door: An Intergenerational Study of Early School Leaving among Appalachians" (Patricia Ziegel Timm); (12) "Using Modeling Theory To Increase the Technical Efficacy of Appalachian Women" (M. Darcy O'Quinn, Shelby Roberts); (13) "Counseling Appalachian Clients" (Terry Delaney); (14) "Hard Times: Appalachians in the Ohio State Prison System" (Jerry Holloway, Phillip J. Obermiller, Norman Rose); (15) "Working with Appalachian Men in Prison: A Personal Reflection" (Rose B. Dwight); (16) "The Appalachian Migratory Experience in Literature" (Danny L. Miller); (17) "Contextualizing Death Representations in Appalachian Literature" (Jennifer Profitt); (18) "'Mountain Dreams': Using Drama and Autobiography To Enhance Literacy" (Marion Di Falco); (19) "Mary Lee Settle's Charleston, West Virginia: Artistic Sensibility and the Burden of History in Urban Appalachia" (Jane Hill); and (20) "Learning through Stories: An Appalachian/African American Cultural Education Project" (Pauletta Hansel). Also included are an introduction and suggested reading list by Phillip J. Obermiller; "Identity: A Poem" (Brenda Saylor); and "The Snake Man: A Story" (Richard Hague). (Contains references in each paper and an index.) (SV)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Urban Appalachian Council, Cincinnati, OH.
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