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The Individual and Tradition : Folkloristic Perspectives - Ray Cashman

The Individual and Tradition

Folkloristic Perspectives

By: Ray Cashman (Editor), Tom Mould (Editor), Pravina Shukla (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd November 2011
ISBN: 9780253223739
Number Of Pages: 560
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Profiles of artists and performers from around the world form the basis of this innovative volume that explores the many ways individuals engage with, carry on, revive, and create tradition. Leading scholars in folklore studies consider how the field has addressed the connections between performer and tradition and examine theoretical issues involved in fieldwork and the analysis and dissemination of scholarship in the context of relationships with the performers. Honoring Henry Glassie and his remarkable contributions to the field of folklore, these vivid case studies exemplify the best of performer-centered ethnography.

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"This book is strongly recommended to anyone interested in vernacular traditions and their re-creation in the individual imagination"

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Introduction: The Individual and Traditionp. 1
Entering Tradition: Kim Ellington, Catawba Valley Potterp. 27
Delight in Skill: The Scone Carvers' Artp. 47
The "Talking Machine Story Teller": Cal Stewart and the Remediation of Storytellingp. 71
Chief Ovia Idah: Bricoleur of Benin City and a Star for All Timesp. 93
Place Matters: A Wooden Boat Builder in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 113
A Backdoor into Performancep. 127
The Maintenance of Heritage: Kersti Jobs-Björklöf and Swedish Folk Costumep. 145
The World of Ogre-Tile Makers: The Onihyaku Line in Hekinan, japanp. 171
Bringing Them Back: Wanda Aragon and the Revival of Historic Pottery Designs at Acomap. 195
Artistic Courage in Small Groups: Identity, Intermediality, and Indian Countryp. 219
Navigating the Legends of Treasure Island: Narrative, Maps, and the Materialp. 235
Fluid Identities: Madame d'Aulnoy, Mother Bunch, and Fairy-Tale Historyp. 249
Counting the Stars: The Study of Creativity on a Human Scale, or How a Bunch of Cajun and German Farmers and Fabricators in Louisiana Invented a Traditional Amphibious Boatp. 265
On Middle-Range Structures in Heroic Epicp. 287
The Role of Tradition in the Individual: At Work in Donegal with Packy Jim McGrathp. 303
Customizing Myth: The Personal in the Publicp. 323
David Drake: Potter, Poet, Rebelp. 343
The Mother's Voice: An Analysis of the Content of Turkish Lullabiesp. 353
Contested Performance and Joke Aestheticsp. 365
Vernacular Interpretation in a Public Folklore Event: Listening to the Call of Florida Fiddlers, Threep. 387
Georgia Decoy Maker Ernie Mills: A Folk Artist Defines His Workp. 409
Rapid Transportationp. 429
Working Through Tradition: Rug Farming In Anatoliap. 441
A Few of My Favorite Things about North Carolina Potteryp. 455
That's Where I Came In: Henry and His Teachersp. 471
At the Black Pig's Dyke and Other Writing: Crossing Borders of Art and Traditionp. 483
A Folklorist's Work: Henry Glassie's Life in the Fieldp. 499
Acknowledgmentsp. 529
Tabula Gratulatodap. 531
Contributorsp. 533
Indexp. 541
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ISBN: 9780253223739
ISBN-10: 0253223733
Series: Special Publications of the Folklore Institute, Indiana University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 22nd November 2011
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.73

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