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The Folklore of Industrial Society: Popular Culture and Its Audiences

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter focuses on popular culture and how it is an effective mechanism for understanding Depression America. This chapter aims to get get away from rigid adjective labels as much as possible and ... More


Moses vs. the Masses: Alain Locke, Aesthetic Uplift, and Zora Neale Hurston

J. Laurence Cohen

in Excavating Exodus: Biblical Typology and Racial Solidarity in African American Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781949979916
eISBN:
9781800852242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979916.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Through Moses, Zora Neale Hurston alludes to another figure seeking to lead his recalcitrant people to the Promised Land—Alain Locke. Like Locke, Hurston’s Moses is a cultural-nationalist, values ... More


The Passing Away of the Old-Time Negro: Folk Culture, Civil War Memory, and Black Authority in the 1930s

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter places the Federal Writers’ Project’s mission to collect and document African American history and culture within the larger context of the 1930s. National interest in black folk culture ... More


Landscapes of Living History: Folk Architecture in the National Imaginary

Victoria Donovan

in Chronicles in Stone: Preservation, Patriotism, and Identity in Northwest Russia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747878
eISBN:
9781501747892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747878.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter shifts the focus to regional folk heritage, with a particular emphasis on developments in Vologda in the 1960s to 1980s. It presents the strategic affirmation of folk culture in the ... More


Conjure Queen: Zora Neale Hurston and Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a comparative look at Zora Neale Hurston’s brief career as a trained anthropologist and her experiences with the Federal Writers’ Project as a member of Florida’s segregated ... More


The Troubled Personalities of the South

Anne C. Rose

in Psychology and Selfhood in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832813
eISBN:
9781469605630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894095_rose.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the academic interest in southern psychology. Intellectuals examined the South in terms borrowed from three areas of interest in contemporary social science: mob behavior; ... More


Introduction

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the role of folk cultural discourse and practices in the cultural politics of post-Mao China by focusing on Yan'an, headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1937 to ... More


Celebrating and Consuming Bodies: Economic and Symbolic Production

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

This chapter appraises the ninety-year processes and contexts of performism surrounding The Old Men and Night of the Dead, reflecting on consequences of the trajectory in terms of essentialization, ... More


Nectar Gaze and Poison Breath: An Analysis and Translation of the Rajasthani Oral Narrative of Devnarayan

Aditya Malik

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150193
eISBN:
9780199784653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150198.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book provides a study of the oral narrative of Shri Devnārāyan along with the first English translation of this popular Rajasthani folk narrative. The narrative extolling the deeds of Lord ... More


Conclusion

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book has explored how the meanings of folk cultural revivals in contemporary Yan'an are woven together by multiple actors and various political, economic, and social forces and initiatives. It ... More


The Flytings

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores Henderson’s ‘flytings’, or public debates, with the poet Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978), in which they contested Scotland’s literary culture and the value of traditional folk-song ... More


Professional Female Singers and the Gendering of Folk

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In much scholarly discourse there is an assumption that women are the natural repositories of folk culture. Although this assumption is often rooted in an important feminist motivation to challenge ... More


Introduction

Aditya Malik

in Nectar Gaze and Poison Breath: An Analysis and Translation of the Rajasthani Oral Narrative of Devnarayan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150193
eISBN:
9780199784653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150198.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the oral narrative of Devnārāyan. The objectives of the study are then discussed. The study is divided into two parts: the first deals with ... More


Sunday

in On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the first-day experience of Jay Mechling, while camping with Boy Scout Troop 49. Mechling began his journey began in the broad, flat floodplain of California's great Central ... More


Religion and Popular Culture

Philip Goff

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the relationship between religion and popular culture in America. More specifically, it considers how various schools of thought direct their inquiries at popular culture and ... More


Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Ka-ming Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of ... More


Introduction: The Most Documented Region

Scott L. Matthews

in Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646459
eISBN:
9781469646473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646459.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction explores why the South became known as America’s “most documented” region beginning in the 1940s and into the twenty-first century. It argues that documentarians saw the region as a ... More


New cultural history and old history of mentalities

in Back to Modern Reason: Johan Hjerpe and Other Petit Bourgeois in Stockholm in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235835
eISBN:
9781846312632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235835.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In eighteenth-century Stockholm, merchants and artisans had a change in mentality that reflected a shift in the cultural frames of reference. The change was barely noticeable at first, but its ... More


‘Mask in Motion’: Dialect Spaces and Class Representation

in Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310782
eISBN:
9781846313141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313141.006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter turns to the performative techniques adopted and developed by Frederick Douglass during the early stages of his public career. A consideration of his use and manipulation of popular and ... More


Humoral Pathology

Marek Tuszewicki

in A Frog Under the Tongue: Jewish Folk Medicine in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781906764982
eISBN:
9781800853027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764982.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the role humoral pathology played in Jewish medicine. Humans were created from four elements: earth, wind, fire, and water. And the fact that someone, God forbid, falls ill ... More


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