Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition / Edition 1

Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition / Edition 1

by Simon J. Bronner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842028927

ISBN-13: 9780842028929

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Scholarly Resources, Inc.

Bronner (American studies and folklore, Pennsylvania State U.- Harrisburg) explores the intellectual and cultural uses of folkness to cultivate the idea of an American nation and people. After his own 70-page essay, he reprints 17 articles written between 1888 and 1994 by folklorists to demonstrate how notions changed during the century. He does not provide an index.…  See more details below

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Bronner (American studies and folklore, Pennsylvania State U.- Harrisburg) explores the intellectual and cultural uses of folkness to cultivate the idea of an American nation and people. After his own 70-page essay, he reprints 17 articles written between 1888 and 1994 by folklorists to demonstrate how notions changed during the century. He does not provide an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842028929
Publisher:
Scholarly Resources, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
American Visions: Readings in American Culture Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
In Search of American Tradition3
1The Field of American Folklore (1888-89)79
2The Black Folklore Movement at Hampton Institute (1893-94)87
3Quilts as Emblems of Women's Tradition (1894)99
4American Folk Song (1915)105
5"American" Folklore (1930)127
6American Folklore (1949)131
7The Folk Idea in American Life (1930)145
8Folk Art: Its Place in the American Tradition (1932)161
9Folk Arts: Immigrant Gifts to American Life (1932)169
10American Folksongs of Protest (1953)177
11Folklore and American Regionalism (1966)189
12Border Identity: Culture Conflict and Convergence along the Lower Rio Grande (1978)199
13Life Styles and Legends (1971)215
14Another America: Toward a Behavioral History Based on Folkloristics (1982)225
15American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures (1991) (with text of the Folklife Preservation Act, 1976)237
16Folklife in Contemporary Multicultural Society (1990)249
17Children and Colors: Folk and Popular Cultures in America's Future (1994)265

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