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The Resource Beyond wizzards and goat glands : creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century, by Emily Baker

Beyond wizzards and goat glands : creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century, by Emily Baker

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Beyond wizzards and goat glands : creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century
Title
Beyond wizzards and goat glands
Title remainder
creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
by Emily Baker
Title variation
  • Beyond wizards and goat glands
  • Creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study examines the role folk medicine has played in the creation of Appalachia. By investigating folk medicine and folk healing in Jackson County, North Carolina, it becomes evident that different periods of history have rendered different constructions of the mountaineer in western North Carolina and southern Appalachia as a whole. Although the tradition of folk healing is not unique to southern Appalachia, over time it has become a valuable component of Appalachian culture. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries color writers recorded medicinal practices of stagnant people frozen in a time that preceded industrialization and modernity in America. Beginning in the 1920s, and through the 1960s, Appalachian residents became hearty, self-sufficient people revered by a society dramatically altered by the effects of the Great Depression. The maintenance of folk healing supported this, but eventually the glorified image of resourceful group of people gave way to an image of people resigned to a culture of poverty in the 1960s. However, following the tumultuous socio-political climate of the 1960s, participants in the back-to-the-land movement revered and revived Appalachian traditions like folk healing in the last few decades of the twentieth century. Folk healing remained an important symbol of Appalachian identity into the twenty-first century, as can be seen in reality television and other contemporary media. Drawing parallels between the representations of Appalachianness and medicinal practices in Jackson County and western North Carolina throughout the twentieth century reflects a similar understanding of Appalachianness and Appalachian traditions as removed from a broader American society. However, looking at the perceptions of healing practices in different eras also displays an American society constantly in flux." -- author abstract
Cataloging source
NMW
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Baker, Emily,
Degree
M. A.
Dissertation year
2015.
Granting institution
Western Carolina University
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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  • Traditional medicine
  • Appalachians (People)
  • Place (Philosophy)
  • Jackson County (N.C.)
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Beyond wizzards and goat glands : creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century, by Emily Baker
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-88)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Milk sick and superstitious: the creation of rural space through Appalachian folk medicine -- 2. Cobwebs and Wizzard Ointment : how to avoid going broke from a doctor's visit in Jackson County -- 3. Sangin' on TV : nostalgia, memory, and folk medicine in Jackson County -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 88 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Reproduction from microform.
System control number
  • ocn913533116
  • (OCoLC)913533116
  • 1492814
Label
Beyond wizzards and goat glands : creating Appalachian folk medicine and Appalachianness in western North Carolina in the twentieth century, by Emily Baker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-88)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Milk sick and superstitious: the creation of rural space through Appalachian folk medicine -- 2. Cobwebs and Wizzard Ointment : how to avoid going broke from a doctor's visit in Jackson County -- 3. Sangin' on TV : nostalgia, memory, and folk medicine in Jackson County -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 88 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Reproduction from microform.
System control number
  • ocn913533116
  • (OCoLC)913533116
  • 1492814

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