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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


The Florida Folklife Reader

Tina Bucuvalas (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Florida is blessed with a semitropical climate, beautiful inland areas, and over a thousand miles of warm seas and sandy beaches. And Floridians are every bit as colorful and diverse as the tropical ... More


Against Curation: The Challenges of Community Self-Representation (or, Confessions of a Former Control Addict)

Frank Proschan

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/9781496805980.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Using the examples from Festival programs on Lao American and Greek American Folklife and reflecting on the author’s experience in operationalizing the UNESCO Convention on Safeguarding Intangible ... 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


Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Simon J. Bronner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book discusses the underlying reasons for the continuing popularity of traditions, delving into their social and psychological roles in everyday life. The book argues that despite intellectual ... 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


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


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


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


A Moralizing Landscape as Scenography: Silvio Barile’s “Italian American Historical Artistic Museum”

John Allan Cicala

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 2: Art and Culture since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041396
eISBN:
9780252099991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041396.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter documents the life and specific works of Silvio Barile, a post-World War II Italian who immigrated to Detroit and transformed his bakery into what he calls the Italian American ... More


Maritime Folklife

Florida Folklife

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/9781617031403.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Florida boasts teeming coastal waters and inland lakes and rivers that have spawned both recreational and commercial fishing traditions. Recreational and commercial fishermen have contributed to its ... More


Key Largo to Marathon: A Report on the Folklife of the Upper and Middle Keys

Brent Cantrell

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/9781617031403.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In 1989, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida’s Folklife Program completed a survey of the folklife of the Florida Keys, whose isolated nature, combined with its mixture of Anglo, Bahamian, and ... More


African American and West Indian Folklife in South Florida

Joyce M. Jackson

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/9781617031403.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Miami, which encompasses most of Dade County, is an evolving metropolis where diverse populations have historically exchanged cultural ideas. This diversity is evident in the city’s black population, ... More


Folklife of Miami’s Nicaraguan Communities

katherine Borland

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/9781617031403.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Miami’s Nicaraguan community is composed of three distinct culture groups: the Creoles of the southern Atlantic coast, the Miskitos of the Rio Coco and Puerto Cabezas area, and the Mestizos of 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


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