The New American Wedding

The New American Wedding

Much of what we explore in this chapter encourages brides to find their own voice and their own style in how they choose to present themselves at their wedding. We urge them not to wear what would amount to a COStume.

Author: Diane Meier Delaney

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: UCSC:32106018538410

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 239

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A guide for American brides who want to incorporate culture and style into a wedding offers advice on such topics as creating a personalized ceremony, handling family expectations, and managing the challenges of cross-cultural partnerships.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The New Americans

The New Americans

1994, contrasted an American wedding with a Russian one: “Big things like weddings, anniversaries, parties, are just done in a different way. A Russian wedding—I mean, you go all out. You have the whole synagogue. You have the wedding ...

Author: Mary C. Waters

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674044937

Category: Social Science

Page: 731

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The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, shaped by successive waves of new arrivals. This comprehensive guide, edited and written by an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars, provides an authoritative account of the most recent surge of immigrants. Based on the latest U.S. Census data and scholarly research, The New Americans is an essential reference for anyone curious about the changing face of America.
Categories: Social Science

Multicultural America An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans 4 volumes

Multicultural America  An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans  4 volumes

This rite of passage is typically not celebrated by second- and third-generation Chinese Americans, especially if there are not elders in their family to organize it. Chinese American Weddings In ...

Author: Ronald H. Bayor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357879

Category: Social Science

Page: 2334

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This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans. • Comprises contributions from 50 sociologists, anthropologists, historians, social scientists, and political scientists, many of whom are from the countries they discuss • Offers appealing sidebars featuring young people who represent the newest generation of American immigrants throughout the book • Provides maps showing where each country is located and photographs that accompany each essay, depicting cultural events and a young immigrant from that nation • Includes a glossary of important terms, a bibliography of sources, and a "Further Reading" section with each essay • Contains appendices of census statistics on American immigration • Presents a chronology of major historical events in each of the sending country's history
Categories: Social Science

Something Old Something New

Something Old  Something New

Ethnic Weddings American Style : Old Traditions in a New Culture Pakistani . New York , NY 1986 It is a. T. he persistence of ethnic wedding traditions in the United States today attests to the vitality of America's multicultural ...

Author: Gail F. Stern

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0937437026

Category: Social Science

Page: 35

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Music in the American Diasporic Wedding

Music in the American Diasporic Wedding

He had a friend who was in the photography business who was also a “New American”... at that time, a lot of the new immigrants [settled] in Vineland [New Jersey] and [when they had a wedding or party], they would sign up for flowers, ...

Author: Inna Naroditskaya

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253041791

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Music in the American Diasporic Wedding explores the complex cultural adaptations, preservations, and fusions that occur in weddings between couples and families of diverse origins. Discussing weddings as a site of negotiations between generations, traditions, and religions, the essays gathered here argue that music is the mediating force between the young and the old, ritual and entertainment, and immigrant lore and assimilation. The contributors examine such colorful integrations as klezmer-tinged Mandarin tunes at a Jewish and Taiwanese American wedding, a wedding services industry in Chicago's South Asian community featuring a diversity of wedding music options, and Puerto Rican cultural activists dancing down the aisles of New York's St. Cecilia's church to the thunder of drums and maracas and rapping their marriage vows. These essays show us what wedding music and performance tell us about complex multiethnic diasporic identities and remind us that how we listen to and celebrate otherness defines who we are.
Categories: Music

The New American Cyclopaedia

The New American Cyclopaedia

While the Greek church considered beportance attached to the dowry which de- trothments as binding as weddings , the church tracts from the solemnity of the event . The of Rome viewed them simply as promises of contract is called by the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3057409

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The New American Encyclopaedia

The New American Encyclopaedia

While the Greek church considered beportance attached to the dowry which de- trothments as binding as weddings , the church tracts from the solemnity of the event . The of Rome viewed them simply as promises of contract is called by the ...

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The New American Cyclop dia

The New American Cyclop  dia

While the Greek church considered beportance attached to the dowry which de- trothments as binding as weddings , the church tracts from the solemnity of the event . Th of Rome viewed then simply as promises of contract is called by the ...

Author: George Ripley

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064517343

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Wedding Complex

The Wedding Complex

Something Old, Something New: Ethnic Weddings in America. Philadelphia, Pa.: Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, 1987. Stevens, Jacqueline. ''On the Marriage Question.'' In Women Transforming Politics, edited by Cathy J. Cohen, ...

Author: Elizabeth Freeman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822384007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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In The Wedding Complex Elizabeth Freeman explores the significance of the wedding ceremony by asking what the wedding becomes when you separate it from the idea of marriage. Freeman finds that weddings—as performances, fantasies, and rituals of transformation—are sites for imagining and enacting forms of social intimacy other than monogamous heterosexuality. Looking at the history of Anglo-American weddings and their depictions in American literature and popular culture from the antebellum era to the present, she reveals the cluster of queer desires at the heart of the "wedding complex"—longings not for marriage necessarily but for public forms of attachment, ceremony, pageantry, and celebration. Freeman draws on queer theory and social history to focus on a range of texts where weddings do not necessarily lead to legal marriage but instead reflect yearnings for intimate arrangements other than long-term, state-sanctioned, domestic couplehood. Beginning with a look at the debates over gay marriage, she proceeds to consider literary works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, Vladimir Nabokov, and Edgar Allan Poe, along with such Hollywood films as Father of the Bride, The Graduate, and The Godfather. She also discusses less well-known texts such as Su Friedrich’s experimental film First Comes Love and the off-Broadway, interactive dinner play Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding. Offering bold new ways to imagine attachment and belonging, and the public performance and recognition of social intimacy, The Wedding Complex is a major contribution to American studies, queer theory, and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Death of a New American

Death of a New American

The couple had wanted a quiet wedding, preferably at the Benchley home. But here Mrs. Tyler would not give way. Her only son's wedding must be an occasion; there would be no comparison made to the embarrassment of the wedding of the ...

Author: Mariah Fredericks

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250153005

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Death of a New American by Mariah Fredericks is the atmospheric, compelling follow-up to the stunning debut A Death of No Importance, featuring series character, Jane Prescott. In 1912, as New York reels from the news of the Titanic disaster, ladies’ maid Jane Prescott travels to Long Island with the Benchley family. Their daughter Louise is to marry William Tyler, at their uncle and aunt’s mansion; the Tylers are a glamorous, storied couple, their past filled with travel and adventure. Now, Charles Tyler is known for putting down New York’s notorious Italian mafia, the Black Hand, and his wife Alva has settled into domestic life. As the city visitors adjust to the rhythms of the household, and plan Louise’s upcoming wedding, Jane quickly befriends the Tyler children’s nanny, Sofia—a young Italian-American woman. However, one unusually sultry spring night, Jane is woken by a scream from the nursery—and rushes in to find Sofia murdered, and the carefully locked window flung open. The Tylers believe that this is an attempted kidnapping of their baby gone wrong; a warning from the criminal underworld to Charles Tyler. But Jane is asked to help with the investigation by her friend, journalist Michael Behan, who knows that she is uniquely placed to see what other tensions may simmer just below the surface in this wealthy, secretive household. Was Sofia’s murder fall-out from the social tensions rife in New York, or could it be a much more personal crime?
Categories: Fiction