American Regional Folklore

American Regional Folklore
Author: Terry Ann Mood-Leopold
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2004-09-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781576076217

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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. American Regional Folklore begins with a chapter on library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy. Mood also gives excellent advice on researching beyond the library: locating and using community resources like historical societies, museums, fairs and festivals, storytelling groups, local colleges, newspapers and magazines, and individuals with knowledge of the field. 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). Each regional section contains a useful overview essay, written by an expert on the folklore of that particular region, followed by a selective, annotated bibliography of books and a directory of related resources.

Regional Folklore

Regional Folklore
Author: Ann E. Vitale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2003
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 1590843282

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

Buying the Wind

Buying the Wind
Author: Richard M. Dorson
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 1964
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780226158624

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

Sense Of Place

Sense Of Place
Author: Barbara Allen,Thomas J. Schlereth
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-10-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780813185095

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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. Written 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.

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Encyclopedia of American Folklore
Author: Linda Watts
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-07-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781646930005

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Folklore has been described as the unwritten literature of a culture: its songs, stories, sayings, games, rituals, beliefs, and ways of life. Encyclopedia of American Folklore helps readers explore topics, terms, themes, figures, and issues related to this popular subject. This comprehensive reference guide addresses the needs of multiple audiences, including high school, college, and public libraries, archive and museum collections, storytellers, and independent researchers. Its content and organization correspond to the ways educators integrate folklore within literacy and wider learning objectives for language arts and cultural studies at the secondary level. This well-rounded resource connects United States folk forms with their cultural origin, historical context, and social function. Appendixes include a bibliography, a category index, and a discussion of starting points for researching American folklore. References and bibliographic material throughout the text highlight recently published and commonly available materials for further study. Coverage includes: Folk heroes and legendary figures, including Paul Bunyan and Yankee Doodle Fables, fairy tales, and myths often featured in American folklore, including "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Princess and the Pea" American authors who have added to or modified folklore traditions, including Washington Irving Historical events that gave rise to folklore, including the civil rights movement and the Revolutionary War Terms in folklore studies, such as fieldwork and the folklife movement Holidays and observances, such as Christmas and Kwanzaa Topics related to folklore in everyday life, such as sports folklore and courtship/dating folklore Folklore related to cultural groups, such as Appalachian folklore and African-American folklore and more.

Handbook of American Folklore

Handbook of American Folklore
Author: Richard M. Dorson
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 614
Release: 1986-02-22
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0253203732

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Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research.

American Folklore

American Folklore
Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1687
Release: 2006-05-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781135578770

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Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Encyclopedia of American Folklore
Author: Linda S. Watts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2007
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: 0739484427

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Encyclopedia of American Folklore helps readers explore the topics, terms, themes, figures, and issues related to the folklore of the United States.