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Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Olivia Cadaval, Sojin Kim, and Diana Baird N'Diaye (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since its origins in 1967, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained national and international recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the ... More


American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Heather A. Diamond

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

At the 1989 Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF), throngs of visitors gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Hawaiʻi's multicultural heritage through its traditional arts. The “edu-tainment” ... More


Agency, Reciprocal Engagement, and Applied Folklore Practice: Beyond the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Diana Baird N’Diaye

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the participatory research projects African Immigrant Folklife and Will to Adorn: African American Style, Community, Identity, which provided fieldwork training that has ... More


How Folklorists Changed the World: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival as a Catalyst for Change

Steve Zeitlin

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter traces the influence of certain programmatic priorities, philosophies, and strategies on shaping the vision of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the ways in which certain Festival ... More


Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823854
eISBN:
9781496823861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume brings together for the first time essays that cover all major (currently) spoken languages in the state, all major language research in Louisiana, and all sites of language activism.This ... More


The Practice of Folklore: Essays toward a Theory of Tradition

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822628
eISBN:
9781496822673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822628.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book proposes to answer the pressing philosophical as well as psychological question of why people repeat themselves. It redefines folklore as traditional knowledge that serves this need in ... More


Introduction

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Olivia Cadaval, and Sojin Kim

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The volume editors frame and contextualize Smithsonian Folklife Festival history with attention to the role of curatorial practice in mediating and negotiating the concerns and interests of the ... More


What I Learned from Ralph Rinzler: The Politics and Poetics of Public Presentation

Jack Santino

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the visionary role of Ralph Rinzler, who is considered the primary impresario of the Festival of American Folklife and the individual who orchestrated its establishment as a ... More


The Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Many Auspicious Doors

Betty Belanus

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter uses the 2008 Bhutan program to examine visitor experience and the role of curators in crafting these experiences. Using the suggestive possibilities of a portable Buddhist shrine ... More


The Seminole Family Camp

Ormond H. Loomis

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/9781617031403.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The chickee, the traditional Seminole Indian building, is a classic example of a traditional Florida building type. A part of Seminole life for a long time, it provides an environment for the ... More


Sacred Steel

Robert L. Stone

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/9781617031403.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The electric steel guitar has been the dominant musical instrument for more than fifty years in a number of African American Pentecostal churches, notably the House of God, whose steel guitarists are ... More


Introduction

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book explores the poetics and politics of festival making as seen through an ethnographic history of the 1989 Hawaiʻi program at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF), the largest ... More


Cultural Intervention in America’s Eden

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter traces the history of cultural intervention in traditional arts in Hawaiʻi. It first looks at the 1989 Festival of American Folklife, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, and how it ... More


Finding and Defining Traditional Hawai‘i

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how ethnicity and multiculturalism are constructed through definitions of tradition by focusing on the “fieldwork phase” of the festival-making process that sought to determine ... More


Interpreting an Authentic “Sense of Place”

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how “authenticity” was mediated through the rhetorical and spatial constructions of the production process leading up to the frenzy of activity at the National Mall for the ... More


Performing “The Other Side of the Island”

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines how performance became a site of contestation and negotiation once performers inhabited the carefully crafted site and narrative of the Hawaiʻi program. Focusing on performers' ... More


Beyond the Festival Afterglow

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the legacy of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF) in its restaging, national and local offshoots, and memory as well as the local impact of national cultural intervention. ... More


Conclusion

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This conclusion reflects on a number of issues related to the 1989 Hawaiʻi program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF). It first considers questions about the intent of folklife festivals in ... More


Practice Theory in Folklore and Folklife Studies

Simon J. Bronner

in The Practice of Folklore: Essays toward a Theory of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822628
eISBN:
9781496822673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822628.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter identifies a difference between European and American approaches to folklore around ideas of practice and performance, respectively. It evaluatesthe different forms of practice and ... More


Are Folk Museums Still Relevant?

Simon J. Bronner

in The Practice of Folklore: Essays toward a Theory of Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822628
eISBN:
9781496822673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822628.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1970s the folk, or open-air, museum was hailed as a revolutionary change in museology and a great opportunity for folklorists to exert influence on public education about ... More


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