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Connection: A Brief Conclusion

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the functional qualities of folklores in a society. Most folklore aimed to teach people the basic social functions that they belong to: such as when Burmese law tales impart ... More


“By Custom and By Law”: Folklore and the Birth of Jim Crow

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reconstructs the national debates taking place around representations of black folklore, starting with the parameters advanced by William Wells Newell (founder of the American Folklore ... More


From Hawai‘i to Hampton: Samuel Armstrong and the Unlikely Origins of Folklore Studies at the Hampton Institute

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Chapter two reconstructions the origins of black folklore studies at the Hampton Institute, with the first folklore collections conducted in 1878 under the auspices of Samuel Armstrong, the ... More


Recovering Folklore as a Site of Resistance: Anna Julia Cooper and the Hampton Folklore Society

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Chapter three argues that the work of the Hampton Folklore Society must be understood within, but also beyond, the bounds of both the Hampton Institute and the “scientific” frame offered by the ... More


“The Rest Is Up to You and Me”: Sunday Morning Band and Ritual Identity in the Florida Panhandle

Jerrilyn Mcgregory

in The Florida Folklife Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

African Americans have ritualized social relationships into a repetitious cycle by forming organizations such as the Sunday Morning Band (SMB), a secret society that traces its roots to 1868. The SMB ... More


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