Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments: A Communications-centered Handbook / Edition 1

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This collection of thirty-seven entries selected from the more than 550 that make up the International Encyclopedia of Communications focuses on expressive forms and practices that are popular and participatory in nature: folklore forms such as folktale and riddle; cultural performances such as ritual and festival; and popular entertainments such as puppetry and mime. Cross-references within each individual entry facilitate exploration within the volume, while bibliographies appended to each entry direct the reader to related literature. Covering basic concepts, analytical perspectives, communicative media, expressive genres, and complex performance events, this concise yet comprehensive book is a handy reference for those interested in folklore and its growing role in drama, anthropology, and cultural studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195069204
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/14/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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Indiana University
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION, Richard Bauman
Folklore, Richard Bauman
Culture, Asa Briggs
Performance, Richard Bauman
Ethnomusicology, John Blacking
Ethnopoetics, Dennis Tedlock
Humor, Mahadev L. Apte
Oral culture, Jack Goody
Oral history, Trevor Lummis
Play, Andrew W. Miracle
Folktale, Dan Ben-Amos
Gossip, Donald Brenneis
Insult, Roger D. Abrahams
Oral Poetry, Ruth Finnegan
Oratory, Alessandro Duranti
Proverb, Galit Hasan-Rokem
Riddle, Thomas A. Green
Song, Marcia Herndon
Speech play, John Holmes McDowell
Artifact, Barbara A. Babcock
Clothing, Werner Enninger
Dance, Adrienne L. Kaeppler
Food, Judith Goode
Gesture, Adam Kendon
Mask, Elizabeth Tonkin
Music, folk and traditional, Jeff Todd Tilton
Drama, performance, Richard Schechner
Festival, Beverly J. Stoeltje
Genre, Richard Bauman
Mime, Anya Peterson Royce
Puppetry, Peter D. Arnott
Ritual, Roy A. Rappaport
Spectacle, Frank E. Manning
Tourism, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Edward M. Bruner

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