Journal of Folklore Research

Journal of Folklore Research

University of Massachusetts Amherst References Cited Gencarella , Stephen
Olbrys 2009 “ Constituting Folklore : A Case for Critical Folklore Studies . ”
Journal of American Folklore 122/484 : 172–96 . Limón , José E. 1983 “ Western
Marxism ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435077353712

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Chinese Folklore Studies Today

Chinese Folklore Studies Today

and textual research (these are actually very important approaches in the field of
folklore studies), but rather work to ... a special issue on the “New Perspectives
on the Studies of Asian American Folklore,” in Journal of American Folklore in ...

Author: Lijun Zhang

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253044112

Category: Social Science

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Chinese folklorists are well acquainted with the work of their English-language colleagues, but until recently the same could not be said about American scholars’ knowledge of Chinese folkloristics. Chinese Folklore Studies Today aims to address this knowledge gap by illustrating the dynamics of contemporary folklore studies in China as seen through the eyes of the up-and-coming generation of scholars. Contributors to this volume focuses on topics that have long been the dominant areas of folklore studies in China, including myth, folk song, and cultural heritage, as well as topics that are new to the field, such as urban folklore and women’s folklore. The ethnographic case studies presented here represent a broad range of geographic areas within mainland China and also introduce English-language readers to relevant Chinese literature on each topic, creating the foundation for further cross-cultural collaborations between English-language and Chinese folkloristics.
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Just Folklore

Just Folklore

They will provoke discussion and debate. Students can find in these essays provocative and compelling models for the analysis and interpretation of the arts and traditions of everyday life.

Author: Elliott Oring

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ISBN: 0985521414

Category: Folklore

Page: 388

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Just Folklore is a remarkable collection of essays on the forms and concepts of folklore. Jokes, legends, beliefs, ballads, rituals, routines, and material objects are dissected to reveal the ways they are constructed and the meanings they can convey. Tradition, transmission, symbol, group, identity, and other key concepts in the field are scrutinized to expose hidden problems and to suggest directions that folklore studies might fruitfully explore. Although originally written for folklorists, these essays are accessible to serious students new to the field. They will provoke discussion and debate. Students can find in these essays provocative and compelling models for the analysis and interpretation of the arts and traditions of everyday life.
Categories: Folklore

Folklore The Basics

Folklore  The Basics

Journal of American Folklore 8: 7–18. Nickerson, Bruce E. 1974. “Is There a ...
Journal of Folklore Research 41: 105–23. Norrick, Neal R. 1985. How Proverbs
Mean: Semantic Studies in English Proverbs. Berlin: Mouton. Norsk
Folkemuseum.

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317420989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Folklore: The Basics is an engaging guide to the practice and interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from around the world, it explores the role of folklore in expressing fundamental human needs, desires, and anxieties that often are often not revealed through other means. Providing a clear framework for approaching the study of folklore, it introduces the reader to methodologies for identifying, documenting, interpreting and applying key information about folklore and its relevance to modern life. From the Brothers Grimm to Internet Memes, it addresses such topics as: What is folklore? How do we study it? Why does folklore matter? How does folklore relate to elite culture? Is folklore changing in a digital age? With case studies, suggestions for reading and a glossary of key terminology, Folklore: The Basics supports readers in becoming familiar with folkloric traditions and interpret cultural expression. It is an essential read for anyone approaching the study of folklore for the first time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

Journal of Folklore Research 32:101–119. Shifman, Limor. 2014. Memes in
Digital Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Simons, Elizabeth Radin. 1986. “The
NASA Joke Cycle: The Astronauts and the Teacher.” Western Folklore 45:261–
277.

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190840631

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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A Tennessee Folklore Sampler

A Tennessee Folklore Sampler

With the appearance of A Tennessee Folklore Sampler, editors Ted Olson and Anthony P. Cavender provide a broad audience with a rich selection of the work published over the course of this acclaimed journal's seventy-five-year history.

Author: Ted Olson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572336681

Category: History

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Since 1934 the Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin has been a respected source on the wonderfully diverse history and traditions of the Volunteer State, but until now that publication's wide-ranging articles have been largely restricted to the society's membership. With the appearance of A Tennessee Folklore Sampler, editors Ted Olson and Anthony P. Cavender provide a broad audience with a rich selection of the work published over the course of this acclaimed journal's seventy-five-year history. Packed with colorful descriptions and analysis of the state's folkways, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler covers all three of the grand divisions of Tennessee--East, Middle, and West-- and includes articles by some prominent students of folklore, among them Charles Wolfe, Charles Faulkner Bryan, Thomas Burton, Donald Davidson, Herbert Halpert, Mildred Haun, Michael Lofaro, Michael Montgomery, and Tom Rankin. Following an introductory section that places the book into historical, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler is divided into ten parts covering material culture, medicine, beliefs and practices, customs, play and recreation lore, speech, legends, ballad and song, instrumental traditions and music collecting, and folk communities. Each part begins with an introduction that places the selections in context and concludes with suggestions for further reading. The appendix features an essay that explores the history of the Tennessee Folklore Society and the evolution of folklore studies of the state. The anthology will be a welcome resource for folklorists and scholars in many fields as well as a special treasure for general readers. With more than sixty illustrations complementing the text, A Tennessee Folklore Sampler presents a vivid overview of Tennessee folk culture that illuminates the very soul of the state. Ted Olson is the author of Blue Ridge Folklife and Breathing in Darkness: Poems, and the coeditor of The Bristol Sessions: Writings about the Big Bang of Country Music. He teaches at East Tennessee State University. Anthony P. Cavender is professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia and has published articles in Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Folklore Research, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Human Organization, Appalachian Journal, and American Speech, among others.
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Folklore Research Around the World

Folklore Research Around the World

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: PSU:000027380338

Category: Folklore

Page: 197

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New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales

New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales

This interdisciplinary collection introduces scholarly perspectives on how to teach fairy tales in a variety of courses and academic disciplines, including anthropology, creative writing, children’s literature, cultural studies, queer ...

Author: Christa Jones

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607324812

Category: Social Science

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New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales provides invaluable hands-on materials and pedagogical tools from an international group of scholars who share their experiences in teaching folk- and fairy-tale texts and films in a wide range of academic settings. This interdisciplinary collection introduces scholarly perspectives on how to teach fairy tales in a variety of courses and academic disciplines, including anthropology, creative writing, children’s literature, cultural studies, queer studies, film studies, linguistics, second language acquisition, translation studies, and women and gender studies, and points the way to other intermedial and intertextual approaches. Challenging the fairy-tale canon as represented by the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and Walt Disney, contributors reveal an astonishingly diverse fairy-tale landscape. The book offers instructors a plethora of fresh ideas, teaching materials, and outside-the-box teaching strategies for classroom use as well as new and adaptable pedagogical models that invite students to engage with class materials in intellectually stimulating ways. A cutting-edge volume that acknowledges the continued interest in university courses on fairy tales, New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales enables instructors to introduce their students to a new, critical understanding of the fairy tale as well as to a host of new tales, traditions, and adaptations in a range of media. Contributors: Anne E. Duggan, Cyrille François, Lisa Gabbert, Pauline Greenhill, Donald Haase, Christa C. Jones, Christine A. Jones, Jeana Jorgensen, Armando Maggi, Doris McGonagill, Jennifer Orme, Christina Phillips Mattson, Claudia Schwabe, Anissa Talahite-Moodley, Maria Tatar, Francisco Vaz da Silva, Juliette Wood
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Folklore Research Around the World

Folklore Research Around the World

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson

Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press

ISBN: PSU:000027380338

Category: Folklore

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Advancing Folkloristics

Advancing Folkloristics

Since the nature of folkloristics transcends binaries, can it help others develop critical personal narratives? Advancing Folkloristics covers topics such as queer, feminist, and postcolonial scholarship in folkloristics.

Author: Jesse A. Fivecoate

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ISBN: 0253057086

Category: Political Science

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An unprecedented number of folklorists are addressing issues of class, race, gender, and sexuality in academic and public spaces in the US, raising the question: How can folklorists contribute to these contemporary political affairs? Since the nature of folkloristics transcends binaries, can it help others develop critical personal narratives? Advancing Folkloristics covers topics such as queer, feminist, and postcolonial scholarship in folkloristics. Contributors investigate how to apply folkloristic approaches in nonfolklore classrooms, how to maintain a folklorist identity without a "folklorist" job title, and how to use folkloristic knowledge to interact with others outside of the discipline. The chapters, which range from theoretical reorientations to personal experiences of folklore work, all demonstrate the kinds of work folklorists are well-suited to and promote the areas in which folkloristics is poised to expand and excel. Advancing Folkloristics presents a clear picture of folklore studies today and articulates how it must adapt in the future.
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Journal of the Folklore Institute

Journal of the Folklore Institute

Although several scholarly journals publish folklore research and encourage
folklore collection , it is Turkish Folklore Research43 which is exclusively devoted
to folklore , and has survived for more than twenty years thanks to the individual ...

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Asian Folklore Studies

Asian Folklore Studies

From the point of view of the current debate in folklore and anthropology , what
he wrote in his Editorial in the inaugural issue sounds dated . We believe ,
however , that the three guiding principles that he then set out for the journal are
still ...

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ISBN: IND:30000081045274

Category: Asia

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American Folklore Studies

American Folklore Studies

A Selected Bibliography on the History of American Folklore Studies . ” Folklore
Historian 1 ( 1984 ) : 6-11 . Lesser , Alexander . " Bibliography of American
Folklore , 1915-1928 . " Journal of American Folklore 41 ( 1928 ) : 1-60 . Mordoh ,
Alice ...

Author: Simon J. Bronner

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ISBN: IND:39000005581181

Category: Folklore

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Handbook of American Folklore

Handbook of American Folklore

The publication of Handbook of American Folklore is a landmark in folklore studies in the United States, a labor of love of the late Richard M. Dorson, who carefully organized it and wrote introductory essays for each section.

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253203732

Category: Social Science

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Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research.
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South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000109142046

Category: Social Science

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Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.
Categories: Social Science