American Regional Folklore

The rest of the book is divided into eight sections, each one highlighting a separate region (the Northeast, the South and Southern Highlands, the Midwest, the Southwest, the West, the Northwest, Alaska, and Hawaii).

Author: Terry Ann Mood

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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An easy-to-use guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and a selective annotated bibliography. * Fully annotated bibliographies on the folklore of each of eight regions of the United States * Engaging overview essays by folklore scholars introduce each of the U.S. regions covered * A list of literary authors who incorporate folklore themes in their writings, together with a brief list of some of their major works * A list of folklore-related museums, with addresses and phone numbers, a list of folklore journals, and, when possible, a list of websites

Buying the Wind

Selection of tales, songs, riddles, proverbs and other items of folklore from seven regional cultures of the U.S.A.

Author: Richard M. Dorson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226158624

Category: Social Science

Page: 573

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Selection of tales, songs, riddles, proverbs and other items of folklore from seven regional cultures of the U.S.A.

Regional Folklore

Folklore of the geographical regions of the United States and eastern Canada is explored.

Author: Ann E. Vitale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1590843282

Category: Folklore

Page: 101

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Folklore of the geographical regions of the United States and eastern Canada is explored.

Sense Of Place

With its focus on cultural manifestations and its folkloristic perspective this book provides a fresh and needed contribution to regional studies.

Author: Barbara Allen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813185095

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their book is the first to deal specifically with regional culture and the first to employ the perspective of folklore in the study of regional identity and consciousness. The authors range widely over the United States, from the Eastern Shore to the Pacific Northwest, from the Southern Mountains to the Great Plains. They look at a variety of cultural expressions and practices -- legends, anecdotes, songs, foodways, architecture, and crafts. Tying their work together is a common consideration of how regional culture shapes and is shaped by the consciousness of living in a special place. In exploring this dimension of regional culture the authors consider the influence of natural environment and historical experience on the development of regional culture, the role of ethnicity in regional consciousness, the tensions between insiders and outsiders that stem from a sense of regional identity, and the changes in culture in response to social and economic change. With its focus on cultural manifestations and its folkloristic perspective this book provides a fresh and needed contribution to regional studies. Writ¬ten in a clear, readable style, it will appeal to general readers interested in American regions and their cultures. At the same time the research and analytical approach make it useful not only to folklorists but to cultural geographers, anthropologists, and other scholars of regional studies.

Handbook of American Folklore

Collections of American regional folklore are far too numerous to list here . For a good bibliography of regional collections in America as well as examples of the folklore of seven regional American groups , see Richard M. Dorson ...

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253203732

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research.

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Northwestern regional folklore 287 Although the American Northeast can be described and delimited in various ways, the Northeast as a folk region can generally be defined as including folklore of or relating to the states of Connecticut ...

Author: Linda S. Watts

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129792

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.

Folklore

Paredes's book had not appeared, however, when, in 1957, Richard Dorson delivered to an impressive symposium of scholars his ''theory of American folklore,'' in which he complained that most of the regional collections still remained ...

Author: Charlie T. McCormick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842418

Category: Social Science

Page: 1287

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Written by an international team of acclaimed folklorists, this reference text provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore. * Contains contributions from major scholars such as David Leeming, Linda Degh, and Dan Ben-Amos * Numerous photographs bring the subject material to life * More than 300 entries, each concluding with a bibliography of references * Over 50 sidebars provide biographical information on major folklore collectors and scholars

Encyclopedia of American Folklife

One of the most widely known surveys of American regional folklore in the twentieth century, Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States (1964), by Richard M. Dorson, used Redfield's idea of the folk society to describe ...

Author: Simon J Bronner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317471950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 731

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American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of American Folklife" is wide-ranging and inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as native Americans; American territories, such as Guam and Samoa; major issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. This encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups (reflecting diversity within groups such as the Amish and the Jews), age groups (both old age and youth gangs), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies) - placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of folklife in America. In addition, this resource offers useful insights on folklife concepts through entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." The set also features complete indexes in each volume, as well as a bibliography for further research.

Folklore

Basing her comments largely on Dorson's “analysis of the place and the people who live there,” reviewer Thelma James referred to the book as “the pattern for regional collections and studies in American folklore.

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874369861

Category: Social Science

Page: 892

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Designed for students, scholars, and general readers, this work focuses on folklore forms and methods from a cross-cultural, theoretical perspective. * Entries are cross referenced, and each includes a select bibliography to serve as a guide to in depth research

Sense Of Place

sion of various folklore genres, but does not treat the subject separately. Nor is there a comprehensive bibliography of American regional folklore studies. The bibliography at the end of Richard M. Dorson's Buying the Wind: Regional ...

Author: Barbara Allen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813158426

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their book is the first to deal specifically with regional culture and the first to employ the perspective of folklore in the study of regional identity and consciousness. The authors range widely over the United States, from the Eastern Shore to the Pacific Northwest, from the Southern Mountains to the Great Plains. They look at a variety of cultural expressions and practices -- legends, anecdotes, songs, foodways, architecture, and crafts. Tying their work together is a common consideration of how regional culture shapes and is shaped by the consciousness of living in a special place. In exploring this dimension of regional culture the authors consider the influence of natural environment and historical experience on the development of regional culture, the role of ethnicity in regional consciousness, the tensions between insiders and outsiders that stem from a sense of regional identity, and the changes in culture in response to social and economic change. With its focus on cultural manifestations and its folkloristic perspective this book provides a fresh and needed contribution to regional studies. Writ¬ten in a clear, readable style, it will appeal to general readers interested in American regions and their cultures. At the same time the research and analytical approach make it useful not only to folklorists but to cultural geographers, anthropologists, and other scholars of regional studies.

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales

The activities of the American Folklore Society attest to the members' concern with regional cultures. Established in 1888, the society laid out the general goal of concentrating on the folklore of North America, but expressed a ...

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313337721

Category: Social Science

Page: 1592

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Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.

Defining the Delta

The political boundaries of the state of Utah demarcate the regional folklore of Utah Mormons. For Egypt in southern Illinois, a local sense ... Dorson's book suggests a recurrent problem with regionalism in American folklore studies.

Author: Janelle Collins

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557286871

Category: History

Page: 309

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Inspired by the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” series of articles, Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to describe and define this important region. Here are essays examining the Delta’s physical properties, boundaries, and climate from a geologist, archeologist, and environmental historian. The Delta is also viewed through the lens of the social sciences and humanities—historians, folklorists, and others studying the connection between the land and its people, in particular the importance of agriculture and the culture of the area, especially music, literature, and food. Every turn of the page reveals another way of seeing the seven-state region that is bisected by and dependent on the Mississippi River, suggesting ultimately that there are myriad ways of looking at, and defining, the Delta.

American Folklore

Studies the periods and influences in American folk culture from the Colonial era to the present day including a survey of prominent folk heroes

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226158594

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Studies the periods and influences in American folk culture from the Colonial era to the present day including a survey of prominent folk heroes

The Pacific Region The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures Jan Goggans, Aaron DiFranco ... A well-known phenomenon in folklore, often called marginal or peripheral di.tt1'ilmti0n, accounts for the fact that people far from their original ...

Author: Jan Goggans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313085055

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Robert Penn Warren once wrote West is where we all plan to go some day, and indeed, images of the westernmost United States provide a mythic horizon to American cultural landscape. While the five states (California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawai'i) which touch Pacific waters do share commonalities within the history of westward expansion, the peoples who settled the region—and the indigenous peoples they encountered—have created spheres of culture that defy simple categorization. This wide-ranging reference volume explores the marvelously eclectic cultures that define the Pacific region. From the music and fashion of the Pacific northwest to the film industry and surfing subcultures of southern California, from the vast expanses of the Alaskan wilderness to the schisms between native and tourist culture in Hawa'ii, this unprecedented reference provides a detailed and fascinating look at American regionalism along the Pacific Rim. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Cultures is the first rigorous reference collection on the many ways in which American identity has been defined by its regions and its people. Each of its eight regional volumes presents thoroughly researched narrative chapters on Architecture; Art; Ecology & Environment; Ethnicity; Fashion; Film & Theater; Folklore; Food; Language; Literature; Music; Religion; and Sports & Recreation. Each book also includes a volume-specific introduction, as well as a series foreword by noted regional scholar and former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Ferris, who served as consulting editor for this encyclopedia.

Environmental Discourse and Cultural Identity on American Waterways

This thesis project provides auto-ethnographic material that is analyzed from the perspective of folklore studies and is centered on the practices involved with whitewater river rafting.

Author: Jackson Medel

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:876610116

Category: Electronic Dissertations

Page: 76

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This thesis project provides auto-ethnographic material that is analyzed from the perspective of folklore studies and is centered on the practices involved with whitewater river rafting. The specific context of the author's personal experiences is used to create an ethnographic description of a river trip with the focus centered on the development of a vernacular religion based around the experience of whitewater rafting. Ethnographic description is combined with a performance script that is centered on the author's development of a vernacular spirituality through direct contact with the natural environment. Folklore studies, religious studies, and cultural geography scholars are used to provide frameworks to analyze the rituals and associated beliefs of whitewater river rafters. The embodied experience of whitewater rafting is proposed as both the central context of this particular folk group and the organizing feature of these beliefs.

The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies

For the most part, early folklife scholars saw their work not only in terms of expanding the range of study of traditional ... the diffusion and development of material forms to posit four major areas of American regional folk culture.

Author: Simon J. Bronner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190840617

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"--

Cultural Anthropology

Afro - American Folk Culture : An Annotated Bibliography of Materials from North , Central and South America and the West Indies . ... This sourcebook and annotated bibliography includes all genres of American regional folklore .

Author: JoAnn Jacoby

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591583578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.

A Companion to Folklore

Western Folklore 52(2–3–4): 173–192. Mood, Terry Ann. 2004. American Regional Folklore, A Sourcebook and Research Guide. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood. Morgan, Lewis Henry. 1851. League of the Ho-Dé-No-Sau-Nee, or Iroquois.

Author: Regina F. Bendix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118863145

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Yankee Moderns

Folk Regional Identity in the Sawmill Valley of Western Massachusetts, 1890-1920 Michael Hoberman ... of folk materials , we now can recognize this editor of several popular anthologies of American regional folklore as having offered ...

Author: Michael Hoberman

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572330872

Category: History

Page: 162

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"Rural New Englanders, Hoberman suggests, have too long been portrayed as backward-looking and dangerously homogeneous in their makeup - crotchety exceptions to modernity's nearly worldwide sweep. This insightful work, with its emphasis on instability and adaptation as persistent features of the folk region, does much to lay that stereotype to rest."--BOOK JACKET.

Folk Groups And Folklore Genres

Richard M. Dorson has presented folklore texts from different American regions in Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1964), and Alan Dundes has also compiled a reader ...

Author: Elliott Oring

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457174599

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses in colleges and universities around the world.