Folk nation literature refers to a genre of writing that emerged from the Folk Nation, a coalition of street gangs in the United States that formed in the late 1970s. These gangs, also known as the "People Nation," were predominantly African American and Latino and were based in urban areas across the country. The Folk Nation was formed as a way for these gangs to come together and form a unified front against rival gangs, and it included such well-known gangs as the Black Gangster Disciples, the Latin Kings, and the Vice Lords.
Folk nation literature often centers on the experiences of gang members and their involvement in the criminal underworld. It is often written in a raw and unflinching style, and it deals with themes of violence, loyalty, and the code of the street. Some notable examples of folk nation literature include "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene, and "The Five Percenters" by Michael Muhammad Knight.
One of the primary themes of folk nation literature is the importance of loyalty and respect within the gang. Gang members are expected to show loyalty to their gang and to its leaders, and they are expected to follow a strict code of conduct. This code includes things like not cooperating with law enforcement and not betraying the gang in any way.
Another theme that often appears in folk nation literature is the idea of survival and the need to be constantly on guard. Gang members live in a world where violence is a constant threat, and they must always be ready to defend themselves and their fellow gang members. This theme is often expressed through the use of violent imagery and language, as well as through the portrayal of rival gangs as enemies that must be defeated at all costs.
Despite the themes of violence and loyalty that are central to folk nation literature, it is also a genre that deals with the complexities of life in the inner city. Many gang members come from disadvantaged backgrounds and face numerous challenges and obstacles, and their stories often explore the ways in which they try to overcome these challenges and find a sense of purpose and belonging.
In conclusion, folk nation literature is a genre that emerged from the Folk Nation, a coalition of street gangs in the United States. It is characterized by themes of loyalty, violence, and survival, and it deals with the complex experiences of gang members in the inner city. While it may be disturbing to some readers, it is an important aspect of American literature that sheds light on a often misunderstood and marginalized group.
White Shamanism and the Neo-Noble Savage Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003. On the American landscape, a number of excellent studies develop the concept that folk builders serve to establish a cultural landscape that gives identity to residents, and their aesthetics or spatial thinking carries through in decisions about the layout of their places. He urges consideration of the narratives of the elderly not as historical documents but as expressions of their present age. Slotkin, Regeneration through Violence, 94—145. He returned to find the 4th one laying up under the man yelling out "All's well".
In the praiseworthy ethnically focused study The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop 2006 , Kyra D. Another question raised is the persistence of ghost legends despite the supposed rationality of modern society. Therefore, he made an offer that Hoover could not refuse. Folklorists taking a contextual perspective point out that people learn the kinds of performances that are appropriate in modern life, marked by encounters with strangers as well as friends, by understanding the different contexts, situations, or frames that contain social interaction. KNOWLEDGE AND GANGSTA KNOWLEDGE Knowledge is power has been a long time comming among the ranks of our Gangsters, but it is on the scene today.
Do not neglect dis info or show it to anyone who iz not F. Theodora Kroeber, Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America Berkeley: University of California Press, 1961 ; and Douglas Cazaux Sackman, Wild Men: Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Had it not been for me no prisons would have been built and no guns or bombs would have been created. The existence of the British ballads, folk song collectors subsequently found, was not just an Appalachia and Ozark mountain regional phenomenon. The urban festival has been a way for residents to spill into the streets and display their collective culture.
Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition
Zeitlin, Amy Kotkin, and Holly Cutting Baker. The left side of the Yellow Brick Road is death or a graveyard of dead slobs. Major reference works for the American field include Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art 2011 , edited by Charlie T. Folk Nation shows how the process of defining the American mystique through folklore was at the core of debates among writers and thinkers about the value of Davey Crockett, John Henry, quilts, cowboys, and immigrants as symbols of America. I am the heart of evil, I am the father and mother of all sin. I am Gangster Everlasting! S, cuz doin so will result in a violation. His grandmother was reputedly the daughter of the moon.
From that merger, THE GANGSTER DISCIPLE NATION was born. The pitchforks were hung on the 6 Point with care in hopes that King Hoover would soon be there. Origins and development Of the origins of folk literature, as of the origins of human language, there is no way of knowing. A strong set of books, for example, interpret American holiday celebrations at local and national levels and find tension between the values implied in home observances and commercial appropriation. Collection of Simon J. He and Fletcher argued for the diversity rather than unity of Native American cultures in the United States, as was evident in comparative fieldwork they conducted with the nearby Osage. How do you enter the gate? If a person shows signs of remorse or guilt, he is given a street hustle as a job.
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Providing background to a spate of popular films and novels featuring vampires and zombies in the early 21st century, a number of folkloristic works interpret bestial themes and images. If a G has a tattoo of a 3 headed dragon, he is violating because now the dragon only has one head — Hoover. Blank, Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folklore and Popular Culture 2003 , edited by Peter Narváez, and Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture 2005 by Marc Galanter. Everybody in the City of Chicago who as a Disciple or a Gangster was under the leadership of David Barksdale or Larry Hoover, respectively. Various scriptures set forty as the number of years wandering in the wilderness and number of days and nights during the great flood, among other references. IGD has become the holders of all knowledge and feared in all ways.
If they cease struggling against me slofullness will deaden their minds, hearts and souls in accordince with the weird penalties of their tremendous myth! Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore to express the meaning of their country. During the millennia since then written literature has been surrounded and sometimes all but overwhelmed by the humbler activity of the unlettered. That way it makes it far easier to program a G to kill. Together, with briefe Observations of the Customs, Manners and Worships, etc. Porterfield, Last Cavalier, 147. God, Your Mother, Your Gang.
A relatively new organizational research trajectory is on military culture, especially in light of changes of the armed forces to a mixed gender and ethnic force. Stone nation, brought Larry Hoover an offer to incorporate the Gangsters as part of the Black P. The common thread running throughout is the value of folklore in expressing or denying an American national tradition. These jobs are the moneymakers but officers mostly do them not soldiers. Morgan put him back together with two legs up and two legs down, which thrilled the hound no end because he could outrun any rabbit in the valley by turning cartwheels.