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  1. 1. Ava’s Man • Written By Rick Bragg • Presented by Sabrina Potts
  2. 2. Unknown Knowns: The author of Ava’s Man plunges into the unknown, seeking knowledge of his grandfather What we don’t realize or acknowledge that we know
  3. 3. Semantics of Secrecy Children were not able to classify “secret” information from make believe Charlie Bundrum was anonymous to his family after his death Charlie’s disregarded identity launches the urgency to reveal his life span
  4. 4. Collective Classification • During the 1700’s, some whites were colonized due to their lack of land ownership • This individual group was stereotyped as living a negligent life • Hunting, excessive drinking • Card-playing
  5. 5. The Deepest Reality of Life The Great Depression made survival difficult, food was scarce Charlie prepared meals with left over cornbread and beans This fundamental function serves as a bond between his children
  6. 6. Psychological Problems Linked to Secrecy Intentional hiding of information from others is believed to be harmful Charlie’s immediate family avoided discussions about him Revealing secrets require perfect timing
  7. 7. Pruning The Family Tree • Charlie’s memory highlights genuine difficulties from financial hardship • Pruning is a growth process that controls decline • Charlie’s family was pruned, when his closest relatives were asked to recollect his life, most of them still softly cried
  8. 8. Labor and Religion in the Old South Producing crops, raising animals were vital to survive Having many children assisted Charlie with chores Charlie did not own any land, but built beautiful homes for a meager wage
  9. 9. Moonshine, Mountaineers, and Modernity  To provide for his family, Charlie became a moonshiner
  10. 10. Why do some people drink too much? Charlie drank just as much moonshine as he made His drinking caused him to sing and dance & miss the birth of his first born child His drinking ultimately lead to an untimely death
  11. 11. The Influence of Grandparents Emotional Strengthening Lack of Qualifications
  12. 12. Ecological Systems Theory
  13. 13. Pulda, M. (2012). Unknown knowns: state secrets and family secrets. biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, 35(3), 472 Peine, E. K. & Schafft, K. A. (2012). Moonshine, mountaineers, and modernity: distilling cultural history in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of Appalachian Studies, (1/2), 93 Lambrecht, J., & Lievens, J. (2008). Pruning the family tree: an unexplored path to family business continuity and family harmony. Family Business Review, 21(4), 295-313. doi:10.1111/4.1741-6248.2008.00131.x Dunifon, R. (2013). The influence of grandparents on the lives of children and adolescents. Child Development Perspectives, 7(1), 55-60.doi:10.1111/cdep.12016 Brown, D. (2013) A vagabond’s tale: poor whites Herrenvolk democracy, and the value of whiteness in the late Antebellum South. Journal of Southern History, 79(4), 799. Osthaus, C. R. (2004). The work ethic of the plain folk: labor and religion in the old south. Journal of Southern History, 70(4), 745-782

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