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Explaining TraditionsFolk Behavior in Modern Culture$
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Simon J. Bronner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134062

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.001.0001

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Building Tradition: On Control and Authority in Vernacular Architecture

Building Tradition: On Control and Authority in Vernacular Architecture

(p.93) 3 Building Tradition: On Control and Authority in Vernacular Architecture
Explaining Traditions

Simon J. Bronner

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter suggests the agency of tradition, especially in the social and psychological functions enacted by individuals and groups in the intentional maintenance of vernacular architectural forms. As examples of the incorporation of tradition in the vernacular architecture of complex societies, the chapter focuses on three representations of traditions and the constructive process of bricolage in twenty-first century America: seasonal construction of the Jewish sukkah, Amish community barn raising, and Houston's recycled houses.

Keywords:   Houston, Bricolage, Sukkah, Jews, barn raising, Amish, architecture

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