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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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Personalizing Tradition: On Storytelling by an African American Father and Son

Personalizing Tradition: On Storytelling by an African American Father and Son

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(p.282) 7 Personalizing Tradition: On Storytelling by an African American Father and Son
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Explaining Traditions
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Simon J. Bronner

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0008

Eugene Powell, a storyteller with a large repertoire of jokes and legends is documented in his Greenville, Mississippi, home. Although Eugene's son Ernest learned many narratives from his father, he adapted them to his own more aggressive personality and the contexts of jails and bars. The tension and competition takes on significance because of the importance of this storytelling tradition within the African American male community where the man of words is accorded honor.

Keywords:   African Americans, Mississippi, masculinity, legends, jokes, toasts

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