The Individual and Tradition

The Individual and Tradition : Folkloristic Perspectives

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 149.86 x 218.44 x 35.56mm | 884.5g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 50 b&w illus.
  • 0253223733
  • 9780253223739
  • 1,062,381

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[This] volume is a significant contribution to the field as well as a useful tool for teaching and research. * Journal of American Folklore * This book is strongly recommended to anyone interested in vernacular traditions and their re-creation in the individual imagination * Journal of Folklore Research *show more

About Assistant Professor Ray Cashman

Ray Cashman is Associate Professor of English and Folklore Studies at Ohio State University and author of Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border (IUP, 2008).Tom Mould is Associate Professor of Anthropology and director of PERCS, the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies, at Elon University. He is author of Choctaw Prophecy: A Legacy of the Future and Choctaw Tales. Pravina Shukla is Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington and author of The Grace of Four Moons (IUP, 2007).show more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Individual and TraditionRay Cashman, Tom Mould, and Pravina ShuklaEntering Tradition: Kim Ellington, Catawba Valley PotterCharles G. ZugDelight in Skill: The Stone Carvers' ArtMarjorie HuntThe "Talking Machine Story Teller": Cal Stewart and the Remediation of StorytellingRichard BaumanChief Ovia Idah: Bricoleur of Benin City and a Star for All TimesPhilip M. PeekPlace Matters: A Wooden Boat Builder in the Twenty-First CenturyMaggie HoltzbergA Backdoor into PerformanceTom MouldThe Maintenance of Heritage: Kersti Jobs-Bjorklof and Swedish Folk CostumePravina ShuklaThe World of Ogre-Tile Makers: The Onihyaku Line in Hekinan, JapanTakashi TakaharaBringing Them Back: Wanda Aragon and the Revival of Historic Pottery Designs at AcomaKaren M. DuffyArtistic Courage in Small Groups: Identity, Intermediality, and Indian CountryMichael Robert EvansNavigating the Legends of Treasure Island: Narrative, Maps, and the MaterialGreg KelleyFluid Identities: Madame d'Aulnoy, Mother Bunch, and Fairy-Tale HistoryJennifer SchackerCounting 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 BoatJohn LaudunOn Middle-Range Structures in Heroic EpicWilliam HansenThe Role of Tradition in the Individual: At Work in Donegal with Packy Jim McGrathRay CashmanCustomizing Myth: The Personal in the PublicJohn Holmes McDowellDavid Drake: Potter, Poet, RebelJohn Michael VlachThe Mother's Voice: An Analysis of the Content of Turkish Lullabieslhan BagozContested Performance and Joke AestheticsElliott OringVernacular Interpretation in a Public Folklore Event: Listening to the Call of Florida Fiddlers, ThreeGregory HansenGeorgia Decoy Maker Ernie Mills:show more

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