By Allen Batteau
During this selection of fourteen essays, students of Appalachian tradition and society research how the folk cope with and adapt to the pressures of swap thrust upon them. Appalachia and America will entice a large variety of individuals drawn to the southern mountains or within the coverage problems with social welfare. It bargains cogently with the latest type of clash affecting not just groups in Appalachia, yet city and rural groups in the United States at large―the fight for neighborhood values and methods of existence within the face of far-off and robust bureaucracies.
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Martin for her helpful advice and editorial assistance. 1. Interview with Boss Slone, Hindman, Kentucky, 23 July 1979. The chimney and house were built in the late 1930s in Knott County, Kentucky. 2. Interviews with Irene Slone, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 24 October 1979; Oliver Caudill, Lexington, Kentucky, 13 October 1979. 3. Interviews with Austin Slone, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 23 May 1979; Boss Slone, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 23 July 1979; Ellis Slone, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 20 June 1979; Elbert Slone, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 1 April1979.
Ly from the mountain as residents commonly suppose. Rather, some of them may have intermarried with other residents, and "the Wileys" may have only disappeared as a separate family group-through their eventual conceptual merger with several of the mountain's present family groups. " The Wilsons, consisting at one time of five or six households, used to live high above the forebears of the Campbells, Johnsons, and Bradleys, almost on the literal top of the mountain, but according to residents they "moved off" several decades ago.
8 Starting from a kindred premise-that all natives do not necessarily share the dominant anthropological notions pertaining to the natures and proper categorization of social relationships----David M. Schneider arrives at a conclusion that is similar to that of the Geertz's but stated more radically. " 9 It is possible, then, that many of the relationships between kinfolk which anthropologists have discussed in terms of kinship categories and principles are shaped by concepts and rules that do not involve kinship at all.
Appalachia and America: Autonomy and Regional Dependence by Allen Batteau