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Superman in Myth and Folklore

Daniel Peretti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Many artists draw upon folklore to craft films, music, literature, and other elements of popular culture. This book examines how the opposite phenomenon occurs: the use of popular culture in the ... More


Giuseppe Pitrè and the Great Collectors of Folk Tales in the Nineteenth Century

Jack Zipes

in The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter continues the examination of neglected stories and collectors of folk tales. It explores the significance of collections in Germany, France, Italy, and other European countries that led ... More


Lingering Questions about ‘Oral Literature’

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The ongoing discussions about the Homeric Question and about orality and literacy in the language arts resonate to such a degree with parallel questions as regards the history of music. These ... More


Posthuman Folklore

Tok Thompson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Posthuman Folklore explores how our human condition is increasingly thought of, and performed, in posthuman terms. Insights from animal studies have triggered the “animal turn” in scholarship, while ... More


Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Shelley Ingram, Willow G. Mullins, and Todd Richardson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies talks about things folklorists don’t usually talk about. It ponders the tacit aspects of folklore and folklore studies, looking into the unarticulated ... More


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


Look Who's Cooking: The Rhetoric of American Home Cooking Traditions in the Twenty-First Century

Jennifer Rachel Dutch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818751
eISBN:
9781496818799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818751.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In twenty-first century America, Home cooking has transformed from an overwhelming chore to a nearly avoidable pastime. This rapid disappearance of kitchen skills has led critics to lament the death ... 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


Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Trevor J. Blank and Andrea Kitta (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804259
eISBN:
9781496804297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Diagnosing Folklore aspires to provide an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and ... More


Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823564
eISBN:
9781496823618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence is a study of how the discipline of folklore studies was treated under the totalitarian rule of the USSR in the Baltic countries of Estonia, ... More


The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Jeroen Dewulf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496808813
eISBN:
9781496808851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808813.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book presents the history of the nation’s forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African-Americans from seventeenth-century New Amsterdam to nineteenth-century New York and New ... More


Conclusion

Sadhana Naithani

in Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823564
eISBN:
9781496823618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter highlights the symbolic value of the history of Baltic folkloristics for the international context of the discipline. It also discusses what specific features of the Baltic ... More


The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

Kevin D. Greene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646497
eISBN:
9781469646510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646497.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the turn of the twentieth century to his death in 1958, William “Big Bill Broonzy” was one of the most successful and recorded bluesmen of the period. Widley regarded as the most important of ... More


Resistance Site 2: The Folklore Archives

Sadhana Naithani

in Folklore in Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823564
eISBN:
9781496823618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823564.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how the folklore archives in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were controlled by Soviet authorities. New models of research were promoted. Archive staff and researchers collected ... More


Advanced Studies in Folklore

Susan G. Davis

in Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In 1953, forced out of business by postal authorities, Legman moved to Paris. There he turned his attention to a long-planned series, Advanced Studies in Folklore, which he hoped would eventually ... More


Hellboy: Nostalgia and the Doomed Quest

Maaheen Ahmed

in Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter on Mike Mignola'sHellboy examines Hellboy's unwitting submergence into a supernatural dimension in terms of a romantic quest to reconcile his demonic essence and his human upbringing. It ... 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


A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Rachelle Saltzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

A lark for the sake of their country tells the tale of the upper and middle-class ‘volunteers’ in Great Britain's 1926 General Strike. With behaviour derived from their play traditions – the larks, ... More


Irish Travellers and the nineteenth century ‘Others’

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This study attempts to understand the contradictory and complex images of the Irish Travellers as constructed within both hegemonic and counter-hegemonic cultural impulses, and as viewed by both the ... More


Travellers as countercultural

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Irish oral tradition had a range of beliefs concerning the existence of countercultures made up of beggars and various types of wanderers. The countercultural motifs incorporating the idea of a ... More


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