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.

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

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. 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"--

More Books:

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies
Language: en
Pages: 1032
Authors: Simon J. Bronner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"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,
Bibliographie internationale des arts et traditions populaires
Language: de
Pages:
Authors: Simon J. Bronner
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

Books about Bibliographie internationale des arts et traditions populaires
Passing it on
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Rita Zorn Moonsammy
Categories: Community and school
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

Books about Passing it on
Intrinsically Catholic
Language: en
Pages: 517
Authors: Leonard Norman Primiano
Categories: Church work with gays
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher:

Books about Intrinsically Catholic
Northern Scotland
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Leonard Norman Primiano
Categories: Scotland
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Books about Northern Scotland

Popular All Time

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
American Marxism
The Tyranny of Big Tech
The Outpost
Doom
Persist
How to Be an Antiracist
The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy
The Free World
Exercise of Power
Blackout
A First-Rate Madness
One Billion Americans
LikeWar
Chaos Under Heaven
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Unmasked
Irreversible Damage