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Contemporary Irish Traditional Narrative : The English Language Tradition - Clodagh Brennan Harvey

Contemporary Irish Traditional Narrative

The English Language Tradition

Paperback Published: 26th May 1992
ISBN: 9780520097582
Number Of Pages: 140

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1. Social Change and the Storytelling Tradition. Modernization and Economic Change. Factors Effecting the Decline of Traditional Storytelling. Technological Innovations. Dance Halls and Public Houses. The Introduction of the Automobile. The Modernization of Homes. Education, Literacy, and the Decline of the Language. The "Death" of the Tradition 2. Folklore Collectors and the Irish Storytelling Tradition. The Pivotal Role of the Collectors. Collecting in the Past. Folklore Collecting Today. Self-Consciousness and the Storytelling Tradition. County Clare: A Symbiosis of Music and Storytelling.The Influence of Eamon Kelly. Limitations in the Documentation of the Tradition 3. The Current Status of the Two Language Traditions. Developments in the Study of Traditional Narrative. Aesthetic Considerations in Traditional Storytelling. The Preeminence of the Irish Language Tradition. The English Language Tradition: Narrating and Narrators of Scealaiocht. The English Language Tradition: Narrating and Narrators of Seanchas. Final Considerations and Portents of Change App. I: QuestionnaireApp. II: Ar Cuairt and Related TermsApp. III: Glossary of Gaelic TermsApp. IV: Selected Tales The Quarryman's SonThe Mac a hAon FionnAbove and Beyond the End of the EarthThe Gentlemen's Agreement. 

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Evolution of the Present Studyp. 1
Cultural Identity and Irish Folklore Studiesp. 1
Personal Travels and Research Agendap. 3
The Question of "Tradition"p. 5
Background to the Storytelling Traditionp. 7
Ar Cuairtp. 7
Travelers and the Storytelling Traditionp. 9
Other Social and Occupational Contextsp. 11
Women and the Storytelling Traditionp. 12
Folklore and the Criterion of Oralityp. 13
Preservation vs. Innovationp. 14
Social Change and the Storytelling Traditionp. 20
Modernization and Economic Changep. 20
Factors Effecting the Decline of Traditional Storytellingp. 22
Technological Innovationsp. 22
Dance Halls and Public Housesp. 25
The Introduction of the Automobilep. 27 [sic]
The Modernization of Homesp. 25 [sic]
Education, Literacy, and the Decline of the Languagep. 28
The "Death" of the Traditionp. 31
Folklore Collectors and the Irish Storytelling Traditionp. 37
The Pivotal Role of the Collectorsp. 37
Collecting in the Pastp. 37
Folklore Collecting Todayp. 38
Self-Consciousness and the Storytelling Traditionp. 42
County Clare: A Symbiosis of Music and Storytellingp. 42
The Influence of Eamon Kellyp. 45
Limitations in the Documentation of the Traditionp. 47
The Current Status of the Two Language Traditionsp. 53
Developments in the Study of Traditional Narrativep. 53
Aesthetic Considerations in Traditional Storytellingp. 54
The Preeminence of the Irish Language Traditionp. 54
The English Language Tradition: Narrating and Narrators of Scealaiochtp. 58
The English Language Tradition: Narrating and Narrators of Seanchasp. 68
Final Considerations and Portents of Changep. 74
App. I: Questionnairep. 85
App. II: Ar Cuairt and Related Termsp. 89
App. III: Glossary of Gaelic Termsp. 92
App. IV: Selected Talesp. 94
The Quarryman's Sonp. 94
The Mac a hAon Fionnp. 100
Above and Beyond the End of the Earthp. 107
The Gentlemen's Agreementp. 113
Bibliographyp. 119
Indexp. 125
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ISBN: 9780520097582
ISBN-10: 0520097580
Series: UC Publications in Folklore and Mythology Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 26th May 1992
Publisher: University of California Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.24