Browne Popular Culture Library

PCL MS-22: Jay Mechling Collection

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction  

Jay Mechling is an Associate Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of numerous articles pertaining to various aspects of American Studies, Popular Culture, and the Boy Scouts.

In 1984, this collection of articles was transferred to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but permission to cite or quote must be obtained from the author. Photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

Biographical Sketch  

Jay Mechling was raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He completed his graduate work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Fellow at the Yale National Humanities Institute, New Haven, Connecticut, during 1975-1976. Mechling currently is Associate Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. He is married to Elizabeth Walker Mechling, Associate Professor and Chair of the Marketing Department, School of Business and Economics, California State University, Hayward, California.

Scope and Content  

The Jay Mechling Collectionhouses photocopies and reprints of published articles, dating from 1979 through 1984. Included are lists of published articles, articles being considered for publication, and papers and speeches also being considered for publication.

Researchers interested in current research and publishing in American studies will find this collection of value.

Series Description  

Literary Productions

Series
Manuscripts, Literary
1979-1981, 1983-1984, n.d.
Arranged alphabetically by title of the work
This series includes photocopies of articles published in professional journals.

Speeches and Papers
1981, 1983
Arranged alphabetically by title of the paper
This series includes photocopies of speeches given at professional conferences.

Lists
1972-1984, n.d.
Arranged by title
This series includes lists of published articles, articles considered for publication, and papers and speeches being considered for publication.

Inventory 

Box 1
FolderDescriptionDate
1"If They Can Build a Square Tomato: Notes Toward a Holistic Approach to Regional Studies"
Artic1e in Annual of American Prospects.
Vol. 4, 1979, pp. 59-77
2"Magic of the Boy Scout Campfire"
Artic1e in the Journal of American Folklore.
Vol. 93, 1980, pp. 35-56
3"Male Gender Display At A Boy Scout Camp"
Artic1e in Children and Their Organizations: Investigations in American Culture, Boston: G.K. Hall and Co.
1981, pp. 138-160
4"Mind, Messages, and Madness: Gregory Bateson Makes a Paradigm for American Culture Studies"
Artic1e in Prospects.
Vol. 8, 1983

 

(galley sheets)
5"Myth and Mediation: Peter Berger's and John Neuhaus' Theodicy for Modern America "
Artic1e in Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Vo1.62, No.4, pp. 338-368
6"Patois and Paradox in a Boy Scout Treasure Hunt"
Article in Journal of American Folklore.
Vol. 97, 1984
7"Peter L. Berger1s Novels of Precarious Vision"
Article submitted to Sociological Inquiry. (abstract included)
n.d.
8"'P1aying Indian' and the Search for Authenticity in Modern White America "
Artic1e in Prospects.
Vol 5, 1980 pp. 17-33
9"Sacred and Profane Play in the Boy Scouts of America "
Artic1e in Play and Culture.
1980 pp. 206-215
10" Sale of Two Cities: A Semiotic Comparison of Disneyland with Marriott1s Great America "
Article in the Journal of Popular Culture.
co-authored with Elizabeth Walker Mechling
Vol. 15, summer pp.166-179
11"Sweet Talk: The Moral Rhetoric Against Sugar" Article in Central States Speech Journal.
Coauthored with Elizabeth Walker Mechling
Vol. 34, No.1, pp. 19-32
12"Humor, Offense, and Policy in the Workp1ace"
Paper presented at the Organizational Folklore Conference, March 10-12, 1983, Santa Monica, CA.
1983
13"Male Border Wars as Metaphor in Capture the Flag"
Paper presented at Association for the Anthropological Study of Play, February 11-14, 1983, Baton Rouge, LA
1983
14"Symbolic A11egator"
Paper presented at the American Folklore Societyin San Antonio, TX, October 21-25, 1981.
1981
15List of publications1972-1983
16List of publications in press1983-1984
17List of papers submitted for publicationn.d.

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