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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


The Genesis of Homeric Poetry (a Brief Synthesis): The ‘Intemporizing’ Cataloguer

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a natural history or ‘just so’ story of how Homeric poetry came about in place of the fantasy of generations of extemporizing bards, and the crudity of metrical building blocks. A ... More


The American Branch

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter details the history of the American Branch of the English Folk Dance Society (EFDS), as well as its clashes with the International Folk Dance movement. In the years between 1915 and ... More


Gilding American History through Song Culture in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Ryan Platte

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the first of two chapters investigating the role of Homeric epic in fabricating golden ages, Platte reveals how Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which proclaims its debt to ... More


Paper-Cuts in Modern China: The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition, and Women’s Liberation

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/9780252039881.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how folk paper-cuts have served as a site of intellectual expressions and debates about the meanings of—and the entangled relationships between—culture, gender, history, and the ... 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


Brecht in Hindi: The Poetics of Response

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Delineating the influence of Brecht’s theatre on the countries of the so-called Third World, this chapter compares the conventions between Brecht’s epic theatre and the north Indian folk form svang ... More


(Re)Viewing Ellison’s Invisible Man: Comedy, Rage, and Cultural Tradition in an African American Classic

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a foundational work in the development of comic rage, particularly through its use of black folk tradition. Ellison’s use of the tradition of ... More


Folk Cultural Production with Danwei Characteristics: Folk Storytelling and Public Relations Activities

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/9780252039881.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines folk storytelling performances staged in and by various government work units or state-owned enterprises for public relations purposes, with particular emphasis on how the ... More


Prescript

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines the sociocultural movement of Hoodoo in terms of its continuities with African religion. Hoodoo is the indigenous, herbal, healing, and supernatural-controlling spiritual folk ... More


Conclusion

Daniel J. Walkowitz

in City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This concluding chapter illustrates how English Country Dance thrives in New York (and the United States) today, while comparatively languishing in London (and the United Kingdom). It notes the ... More


Traditional Revival with Socialist Characteristics: Propaganda Storytelling Turned into Spiritual Service

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/9780252039881.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the role of northern Shaanxi folk storytelling (Shaanbei shuoshu), a musical drama prevalent in the Yan'an area, in isolated rural communities where villagers actively seek folk ... More


Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Coralynn V. Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038426
eISBN:
9780252096303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038426.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Constrained by traditions restricting their movements and speech, the Maithil women of Nepal and India have long explored individual and collective life experiences by sharing stories with one ... More


Postscript

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book concludes with a postscript, which reflects on the transformation of Hoodoo and the black belt Hoodoo complex since emancipation. It shows how Hoodoo began as a practice that focused on the ... More


Squeezebox Rock: The Rise and Fall of the Accordion in American Popular Culture

Marion Jacobson

in Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter pays tribute to the instrument's ethnic American roots. It discusses the accordion's ongoing importance in particular regions of the country—particularly the Upper Midwest—and in several ... More


Composing the Violin Concerto

Tina K. Ramnarine

in Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190611538
eISBN:
9780190611576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611538.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Sibelius’s compositional processes in relation to his Violin Concerto in D Minor (op. 47). It considers concerto models, Sibelius’s study of folk traditions, and the composer’s ... More


Chopin and Improvisation

John Rink

in Chopin and His World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter talks about how the conventional practices and values of classical performance today differ radically from those of Chopin's musical world. Perhaps the most fundamental difference ... More


Ghostly authorities and the British popular press

Andrea Brady

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Andrea Brady analyses the complex implications of the return of supernatural phenomena in mid-seventeenth century pamphlet accounts of ghostly hauntings (about ‘real sightings as well as rhetorical ... More


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