Folklore and Folklife

Describes the characteristics of folk cultures and discusses the procedures used by social scientists to study folklife.

Author: Richard M. Dorson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226158713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 561

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Describes the characteristics of folk cultures and discusses the procedures used by social scientists to study folklife.

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

See Native and Indigenous America folklore and folklife individualism, defined, 64 informal vs. formal culture (Dorson), 23–24 initialisms. See folk speech, names, and gestures inoculation theory, 502 Institute for Museum and Library ...

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190840633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 856

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The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies surveys the materials, approaches, concepts, and applications of the field to provide a sweeping guide to American folklore and folklife, culture, history, and society. Forty-three comprehensive and diverse chapters delve into significant themes and methods of folklore and folklife study; established expressions and activities; spheres and locations of folkloric action; and shared cultures and common identities. Beyond the longstanding arenas of academic focus developed throughout the 350-year legacy of folklore and folklife study, contributors at the forefront of the field also explore exciting new areas of attention that have emerged in the twenty-first century such as the Internet, bodylore, folklore of organizations and networks, sexual orientation, neurodiverse identities, and disability groups. Encompassing a wide range of cultural traditions in the United States, from bits of slang in private conversations to massive public demonstrations, ancient beliefs to contemporary viral memes, and a simple handshake greeting to group festivals, these chapters consider the meanings in oral, social, and material genres of dance, ritual, drama, play, speech, song, and story while drawing attention to tradition-centered communities such as the Amish and Hasidim, occupational groups and their workaday worlds, and children and other age groups. Weaving together such varied and manifest traditions, this handbook pays significant attention to the cultural diversity and changing national boundaries that have always been distinctive in the American experience, reflecting on the relative youth of the nation; global connections of customs brought by immigrants; mobility of residents and their relation to an indigenous, urbanized, and racialized population; and a varied landscape and settlement pattern. Edited by leading folklore scholar Simon J. Bronner, this handbook celebrates the extraordinary richness of the American social and cultural fabric, offering a valuable resource not only for scholars and students of American studies, but also for the global study of tradition, folk arts, and cultural practice.

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

"This handbook surveys the materials, approaches, contexts, and applications of American folklore and folklife studies to guide students and scholars of American folklore, culture, history, and society in the future.

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190840617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1032

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"This handbook surveys the materials, approaches, contexts, and applications of American folklore and folklife studies to guide students and scholars of American folklore, culture, history, and society in the future. In addition to longstanding areas in the 350-year legacy of the subject's study and applications such as folktales and speech, the handbook includes exciting fields that have emerged in the twenty-first century such as the Internet, bodylore, folklore of organizations and networks, sexual orientation, neurodiverse identities, and disability groups. These studies encompass cultural traditions in the United States ranging from bits of slang in private conversations to massive public demonstrations, ancient beliefs to contemporary viral memes, and a simple handshake greeting to festivals encompassing multiple genres and groups. Folklore and folklife studies include material traditions such as buildings and crafts as well as oral and social genres of dance, ritual, drama, and play. Whereas the use of lore often emphasizes speech, song, and story that all people express, the rhetoric of life draws attention to tradition-centered communities such as the Amish and Hasidim, occupational groups and their workaday worlds, and children and other age groups. Significant to the American context has been the cultural diversity and changing national boundaries of the United States, relative youth of the nation and its legacy of mass immigration, mobility of residents and their relation to an indigenous and racialized population, and a varied landscape and settlement pattern. The handbook is a reference, therefore, to American studies as well as the global study of tradition, folk arts, and cultural practice"--

Encyclopedia of Women s Folklore and Folklife A L

Topics covered include: Abortion; Banshee; Barbie Doll; Best Friend; Cinderella; Courtship; Cowgirl; Cyber culture; Erotic Folklore; Folk Photography; Glass Ceiling; Hair; Hip Hop Culture/Rap; Lesbian and Queer Studies; Marriage; ...

Author: Liz Locke

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Women

Page: 777

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Topics covered include: Abortion; Banshee; Barbie Doll; Best Friend; Cinderella; Courtship; Cowgirl; Cyber culture; Erotic Folklore; Folk Photography; Glass Ceiling; Hair; Hip Hop Culture/Rap; Lesbian and Queer Studies; Marriage; Menstruation; Muslim Women's Folklore; Photocopy Lore; Quilt making; and many more. In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Entries provide cross-references and cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources. Students learning about history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature will welcome this companion to the daily life of women across time and continents. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: 4 substantial overview essays survey the present state of scholarship on women's folklore and folklife around the world.

Folklore and Folklife in the United Arab Emirates

Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass media, in education and in politics.

Author: Sayyid Hamid Hurriez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136849149

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass media, in education and in politics.


Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Selected Bibliography of American Folklore 433 Sifakis, Carl. ... Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States. ... Folklore in Archives: A Guide to Describing Folklore and Folklife Materials.

Author: Linda S. Watts

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438129793

Category: Folklore

Page: 468

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Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.

American Folklife

Folklore , Folklife , and the American Folklife Preservation Act he study of folklore and folklife stands at the confluence of several European academic traditions . The concepts of folklore and folklife emerged in a climate of romantic ...

Author: Mary Hufford

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Category: Folklore

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Publications of the American Folklife Center

Folklore , Folklife , and the American Folklife Preservation Act he study of folklore and folklife stands at the confluence of several European academic traditions . The concepts of folklore and folklife emerged in a climate of romantic ...

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