The Other Print Tradition: Essays on Chapbooks, Broadsides, and Related Ephemera


First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Mapping boarder territory neglected by scholars of high culture and of oral traditions, nine essays address the cultural significance of economical printing in Britain, the US, Pakistan, and Egypt. Among the materials they discuss are Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels as folktales, bawdy songs, jokes in early 20th-century Egyptian chapbooks, proto-photocopy lore, subversive traditions related to xeroxlore, and Catholic holy cards. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • ISBN-13: 9780815303763
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: New Perspectives in Folklore Series , #3
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I English and American Chapbooks and Broadsides
1 Chapbook Publishing and the "Lore" of "the Folks" 3
2 Rethinking Folklore, Rethinking Literature: Looking at Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travels as Folktales, A Chapbook-Inspired Inquiry 19
3 "My Thing is My Own": Voices, Bodies, and Sexual Politics in Broadside, Drollery, and Oral Occupational Bawdy Songs 74
II Pakistani and Egyptian Chapbooks
4 Chapbooks in Pakistan 127
5 Pashto Chapbooks, Gendered Imagery and Cross-cultural Contact 144
6 Still the Same Old Jokes: The Continuity of Jocular Tradition in Early Twentieth-Century Egyptian Chapbooks 161
III Photocopy-Lore, Numismatic Traditions, and Holy Cards
7 Models from the Past: Proto-Photocopy-Lore 183
8 In Addition to Xeroxlore: Related Subversive Traditions 223
9 Catholic Holy Cards: Visual, Verbal, and Tactile Codes for the (In)visible 266
Notes on Contributors
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