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Folklore Matters

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870497766

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Der Gerechte ist das Fundament der Welt

jüdische Heiligenlegenden aus dem Umfeld des Chassidismus

Author: Susanne Galley

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447048248

Category: Religion

Page: 498

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Das Buch widmet sich den biographischen Legenden uber chassidische Heilige, den Zaddikim. Es beschreibt aus der Sicht meist phantasievoller Erzahler den Werdegang der Zaddikim von der Geburt bis zum Tode und vergleicht diese Darstellungen mit anderen judischen Legenden. So wird Stuck fur Stuck die Geschichte der judischen Hagiographie rekonstruiert, die in der Farbenpracht der chassidischen Erzahler kulminiert. Gleichzeitig befragt das Buch die judische Legende daraufhin, welche Profile von heiligen Mannern insbesondere im osteuropaischen Chassidismus aufzuweisen sind und in welcher Weise sich in ihnen die Ideale dieses letzten Auslaufers der judischen Mystik (Gershom Scholem) abbilden. Ein anschliessender Vergleich zwischen christlichen und judischen Legenden soll den Blick fur die Besonderheit der judischen Hagiographie scharfen.

Die Folklore Südosteuropas

Eine komparative Übersicht

Author: Walter Puchner

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205203127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 486

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Der vorliegende Band bildet eine bibliographisch reich dokumentierte Übersicht über die orale Literatur Südosteuropas und vergleicht zum ersten Mal mit übersetzten Beispielen gesungene Texte (Heldenlieder und historische Liedchroniken, Kleften- und Hajukenlieder, Balladen und Erzähllieder, religiöse Lieder und Ansingelieder, Lieder auf Tod und Trennung, Liebes-, Hochzeits- und Frühlingslieder, Karnevalslieder und Kinderlieder) und gesprochene Texte (Märchen, Sagen und Überlieferungen, Legenden und erbauliche Geschichten, Schwänke und Anekdoten, Sprichwörter und Rätsel) in einem sprach- und länderübergreifenden Zusammenhang in der traditionellen Volkskultur von Ungarn und Rumänien, den südslawischen Ländern und Albanien, Griechenland und der Türkei.

The Psychoanalytic Study of Society, V. 18

Essays in Honor of Alan Dundes

Author: L. Bryce Boyer,Ruth M. Boyer,Stephen M. Sonnenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135827591

Category: Psychology

Page: 522

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Opening with a critical appreciation of Alan Dundes (M. Carroll) and Dundes's own cross-cultural study of the cockfight, Volume 18 includes chapters on psychoanalysis and Hindu sexual fantasies (W. Doniger); the modern folk tale "The Boyfriend's Death" (M. Carroll); a gruesome Eskimo bedtime story (R. Boyer); the homosexual implications of Argentinean soccer (M. Suarez-Orozco); and the symbolism of a Malaysian religious festival (E. Fuller).

Literary Legacies, Folklore Foundations

Selfhood and Cultural Tradition in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century American Literature

Author: Karen E. Beardslee

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572331525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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In this provocative study of eight novels, Karen E. Beardslee asserts that American writers often engage with folk traditions as a necessary part of their characters' journeys to wholeness. Focusing not only on African American, Native American, and Hispanic American cultures but also on women's culture, Beardslee traces the connections between folk legacies and the search for selfhood in both nineteenth- and twentieth-century works. Within each chapter, a novel by a contemporary author and one from an earlier period are brought together: Whitney Otto's How to Make an American Quilt and Harriet Beecher Stowe's The Minister's Wooing; David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident and Charles Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman; Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Zitkala-Sa's American Indian Stories; and Roberta Fernandez's Intaglio and Maria Cristina Mena's The Birth of the God of War. These pairings are not based on matters of intertextuality or influence but are chosen according to the folk groups to which the novels' characters belong. This strategy enables Beardslee to trace the particular legacies that inform the work of the twentieth-century authors. As Beardslee notes, contemporary texts and the critical commentary on them have focused, until fairly recently, on the "search for self" in male (usually white) characters. Such works have also positioned that search outside the character's family or community and have usually emphasized its futility. With the growing shift toward multiculturalism in fiction, however, folk traditions have come to play an increasingly crucial role in characters' journeys to self-awareness as well as in the success of those journeys. Thoroughly researched and cogently argued, this book makes a significant contribution to the study of both folklore and literature as it explores the relationship between knowing one's cultural heritage and achieving a sense of self that is whole instead of fragmented, connected instead of drifting. The Author: Karen E. Beardslee teaches in the Department of Language and Literature at Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey. Her articles have appeared in MELUS, The Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, and the Zora Neale Hurston Forum.

A Companion to Folklore

Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354388

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

Haunted English

The Celtic Fringe, the British Empire, and De-Anglicization

Author: Laura O'Connor

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Haunted English explores the role of language in colonization and decolonization by examining how Anglo-Celtic modernists W. B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmid, and Marianne Moore "de-Anglicize" their literary vernaculars. Laura O'Connor demonstrates how the poets’ struggles with and through the colonial tongue are discernible in their signature styles, using aspects of those styles to theorize the dynamics of linguistic imperialism—as both a distinct process and an integral part of cultural imperialism. O'Connor argues that the advance of the English Pale and the accompanying translation of the receding Gaelic culture into a romanticized Celtic Fringe represents multilingual British culture as if it were exclusively English-speaking and yet registers, on a subliminal level, some of the cultural losses entailed by English-only Anglicization. Taking the fin-de-siècle movements of the Gaelic revival and the Irish Literary Renaissance as her point of departure, O'Connor examines the effort to undo cultural cringe through language and literary activism.

Zeitschrift für Volkskunde

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Legend and Belief

Dialectics of a Folklore Genre

Author: Linda Dégh

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253339294

Category: Social Science

Page: 498

View: 9576

Industrial advancement has not changed the basic fragility of human life, and the commercialization and consumer orientation of the mass media has actually helped legends travel faster and farther. Legends are communicated not only orally, face to face, but also in the press, on radio and television, on countless Web sites, and by e-mail, perpetuating new waves of the "culture of fear.""--BOOK JACKET.

Faulkner's Country Matters

Folklore and Fable in Yoknapatawpha

Author: Daniel Hoffman

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807124260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Electronic Journal of Folklore

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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In the Company of Strangers

Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Author: Barry McCrea

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds—a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.

Psychoanalytic Study of Society

Author: Werner Muensterberger,Sidney Axelrad

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: N.A

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Southern Folklore

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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Asian Folklore Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia

Page: N.A

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Abstracts of Folklore Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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Monatshefte für deutsche Sprache und Pädagogik

Author: Max Griebsch

Publisher: N.A


Category: German philology

Page: N.A

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Killing Tradition

Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies

Author: Simon Bronner

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky


Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1646

Across the country and around the world, people avidly engage in the cultural practice of hunting. Children are taken on rite-of-passage hunting trips, where relationships are cemented and legacies are passed on from one generation to another. Meals are prepared from hunted game, often consisting of regionally specific dishes that reflect a community’s heritage and character. Deer antlers and bear skins are hung on living room walls, decorations and relics of a hunter’s most impressive kills. Only 5 percent of Americans are hunters, but that group has a substantial presence in the cultural consciousness. Hunting has spurred controversy in recent years, inciting protest from animal rights activists and lobbying from anti-cruelty demonstrators who denounce the custom. But hunters have responded to such criticisms and the resulting legislative censures with a significant argument in their defense—the claim that their practices are inextricably connected to a cultural tradition. Further, they counter that they, as representatives of the rural lifestyle, pioneer heritage, and traditional American values, are the ones being victimized. Simon J. Bronner investigates this debate in Killing Tradition: Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies. Through extensive research and fieldwork, Bronner takes on the many questions raised by this problematic subject: Does hunting promote violence toward humans as well as animals? Is it an outdated activity, unnecessary in modern times? Is the heritage of hunting worth preserving? Killing Tradition looks at three case studies that are at the heart of today’s hunting debate. Bronner first examines the allegedly barbaric rituals that take place at deer camps every late November in rural America. He then analyzes the annual Labor Day pigeon shoot of Hegins, Pennsylvania, which brings animal rights protests to a fever pitch. Noting that these aren’t simply American concerns (and that the animal rights movement in America is linked to British animal welfare protests), Bronner examines the rancor surrounding the passage of Great Britain’s Hunting Act of 2004—the most comprehensive and divisive anti-hunting legislation ever enacted. The practice of hunting is sure to remain controversial, as it continues to be touted and defended by its supporters and condemned and opposed by its detractors. With Killing Tradition, Bronner reflects on the social, psychological, and anthropological issues of the debate, reevaluating notions of violence, cruelty, abuse, and tradition as they have been constructed and contested in the twenty-first century.

The Kappa

A Study in the Lower Mythology of Japan

Author: Michael Dylan Foster

Publisher: N.A



Page: 310

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Theorizing about Myth

Author: Robert Alan Segal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558491946

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 6453

For two hundred years the subject of myth -- its origin, function, and significance -- has been addressed again and again, first by theologians and philosophers and then by anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists. From the outset the topic has sparked intense debate, with differing opinions expressed on everything from issues of epistemology and methodology to the meaning of "myth" itself

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