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1 “The Abduction of the Beautiful wife” as International Tale

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the folktales that attest the recurring story-pattern contained in the Helen myth. The comparison between the texts under discussion and the ancient Greek myth of Helen ... More


Explaining Tradition: On Folk and Folkloristic Logic

Simon J. Bronner

in Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter addresses the association of folklore with tradition, particularly in the United States. It points out a tension between structural and post-structural approaches in folklore studies, ... More


The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734553
eISBN:
9781621037699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and ... More


Introduction

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The introduction details an alternative genealogy through which to approach both African American folklore studies and African American literary engagements with black folklore in the ... More


“By Custom and By Law”: Folklore and the Birth of Jim Crow

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reconstructs the national debates taking place around representations of black folklore, starting with the parameters advanced by William Wells Newell (founder of the American Folklore ... More


Documenting the Musical Event: Observation, Participation, Representation

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reviews approaches to the empirical documentation of music as found in comparative musicology, folklore studies, and through the fifty-year history of ethnomusicology. Means of gathering ... More


Röhrich beyond German Borders

Sadhana Naithani

in Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039935
eISBN:
9781626740266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039935.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the relevance of Röhrich to the contemporary scholarship on European and American folk and fairy tales and literary fairy tales; and the relevance and significance of his ideas ... More


Fields: Colonialism, Folklore, and Postcolonial Theory

Sadhana Naithani

in The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734553
eISBN:
9781621037699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses folklore studies and how the history of folklore research, critical studies on folklore collectors and their ideologies, and the socio-political implications of folklore ... 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


Genealogies of the Folk Concept in Colonial Uttarakhand

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/9780252041204.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, indigenous and British colonial elites gathered local knowledge from low-status (Shilpkar) performers and inscribed this knowledge within the ... More


The Decline of Magic: J. G. Frazer

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 5 argues that James Frazer came late to the narrative of magical decline, and that he did so within a context of psychical research and in the face of a folkloric narrative itself about the ... More


The Academic Stage

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the work of Elaine Lawless and Heather Carver in identifying the intersections of performance studies and folklore studies as they emerged in the twenty-first century. Elaine ... More


The Revivalist and the Folklorist

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/9780748696574.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter sets out Henderson’s conception of the folk tradition, and its manifestations in his work as a folk revivalist and as a folklore scholar. In collecting songs and redistributing them, ... More


Where Have All the Hoaxes Gone?

Willow G. Mullins

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

As folklorists know, one way to gain understanding of a group is through the folklore they produce. In this essay, folklorists are the group, and the hoaxes perpetrated by and on them, or the lack of ... More


Revelry: Shirley Jackson and Stanley Edgar Hyman

Shelley Ingram

in Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822956
eISBN:
9781496823007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter examines the role of folklore in the life and work of writer Shirley Jackson and her husband, literary critic and folklorist Stanley Edgar Hyman. It focuses particularly on their ... More


Introduction and Translation by Mickey Hong

Son Chint’ae

in Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838218
eISBN:
9780824871062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838218.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the account of Son Chintʻae, a pioneer of Korean folklore history. He published books on folklore studies in Japanese, including Collected Old Folksongs of Korea, ... More


Sustainability Clashes and Concordances

Thomas Baron and Jeff Todd Titon

Timothy J. Cooley (ed.)

in Cultural Sustainabilities: Music, Media, Language, Advocacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042362
eISBN:
9780252051203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042362.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Cultural sustainability as concept and movement is rooted in discourses, practice, and theory drawn from environmental conservation and sustainability. Metaphors from nature and culture are ... More


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