Category «Folklore Mythology»

The Making of Saints: Contesting Sacred Ground by James F Hopgood, Yoram Bilu, Irene Stengs, June Macklin,

By James F Hopgood, Yoram Bilu, Irene Stengs, June Macklin, Phyllis Passariello, Gillian E. Newell, William Breen Murray, Carolyn S. Stevens, Erika Doss, Walter Randolph Adams, Roberto Bosca

Celebrities and well known icons are more and more ubiquitous figures of a twenty first century postmodern international. a few, in loss of life, blur age-old differences of sanctification and trespass on sacred flooring lengthy held solely by way of non secular saints. An rising continuum is reworking that sacred enviornment and elevating a few very important matters, together with the character of the relationships among the worshipped and the worshipful and the kinds of associations that maintain them.The Making of Saints: Contesting Sacred flooring investigates a few non secular leaders, healers, folks saints, and well known icons in trying to establish their commonalities and realize how they communicate to an identical internal yearnings of humans for gods and heroes. problems with social kinfolk, love, emotion, air of mystery, strength, and sanctification are addressed by way of the participants. Analyses of hagiographies, biographies, media, regulate of house, pilgrimage, and acts of devotion give you the bases for the authors' explorations of those matters. one of the sanctified integrated for research are the people saints El Nino Fidencio and Teresa Urrea; the charismatic rabbis Baba Sali, Baba Baruch, and Ifargan; King Chulalongkorn of Thailand; political figures, Evita Peron and Che Guevara; and 3 celebrities: James Dean, Elvis Presley, and eastern rock megastar HIDE.The members problem notions of what's sacred and who should be sanctified, and argue broadening of perspectives is required to deal with and get pleasure from rising modern realities.  

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Italian Folktales in America: The Verbal Art of an Immigrant by Elizabeth Mathias

By Elizabeth Mathias

In 1941, whereas learning folklore at Wayne college with Professor Emelyn Gardner, Bruna Todesco gathered from her mom, Clementina, the twenty-two märchen and legends provided during this e-book. Bruna, her mom, and her father, John, immigrated to the United States in 1930 from their local village of Faller within the Veneto zone of northern Italy.

not only made of the recorded texts, this booklet can be outfitted at the recollections of that storyteller and a few of her outdated pals in her birthplace, and is a checklist via innovative fieldworkers of what it takes to review reminiscence tradition. the result's a piece that significantly enriches our realizing of who informed (and tells) märchen to whom, why and the way they're informed, and, might be most crucial, less than what conditions.

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Texas tales your teacher never told you by C. F. Eckhardt

By C. F. Eckhardt

Chilly proof and impersonal information could be the bacon of Texas background, however the tall stories and fascinating facet tales are the sizzle. during this e-book, C.F. Charlie Eckhardt provides many of the Texas historical past sizzle that's frequently neglected while natural historians write in regards to the Lone famous person kingdom. He provides to the flavour of Texas background with stories approximately things like the 1st Texas revolution, the 1st English talking individual in Texas, and the little recognized counterrevolution of 1838-1840. Charlie examines the expulsion of the Cherokees from Texas and offers information of a few of the extra recognized Indian fights. Charlie additionally indicates his romantic aspect with the legend of the well-known Yellow Rose of Texas.

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Emerging from out of the Margins: Essays on Haida Language, by Fredericke White

By Fredericke White

This publication offers an insider view of Haida language, heritage, and tradition, and provides a viewpoint on Haida tradition that comes not just from exterior learn but in addition from intimate wisdom and studies the writer has had as a Haida country citizen. The book’s concentrate on language – earlier, current, and destiny – permits perception into the Haida language documentation and revitalization technique that would gain different cultures at present addressing related matters with their language. with the ability to write and speak about Haida tradition as an insider presents the chance to instantiate the position of a primary countries pupil together with the intricacies excited by having a voice approximately one’s personal tradition and background. a primary international locations individual publishing a ebook approximately his or her personal tradition is an extraordinary chance. notwithstanding, such guides turns into extra universal as different indigenous students and writers emerge from different margins worldwide.

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Narrative Performances: A Study of Modern Greek Storytelling by Alexandra Georgakopoulou

By Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Conversational narratives supply beneficial assets for the discursive building and invoking of non-public and sociocultural identities. As such, their sociolinguistic and cultural research represent a excessive precedence within the time table of discourse stories. This ebook contributes to the starting to be line of discourse-analytic learn at the dynamic kin among narrative kinds and capabilities and their fast and wider communicative contexts. the quantity attracts on a wide corpus of spontaneous, conversational tales recorded in Greece, the place daily stortytelling is a valuable mode of verbal exchange within the community’s interactional contexts and therefore a wealthy web site for a significant enactment of social stances, roles, and family. The learn brings to the fore the tales’ text-constitutive mechanisms and explores the ways that they situate the narrated studies globally, by means of invoking sociocultural wisdom and expectancies, and in the community, by means of making them sequentially and interactionally proper to the explicit conversational contexts. The tales’ micro- and macro-level research, richly illustrated with narrative transcripts all through, ends up in the uncovery of a world mode of narrative functionality that is in accordance with a closed set of recurrent units. it's argued that the alternative or avoidance of this mode is on the center of the tales’ (re)constitution of a self, an different and a sociocultural global. the various circumstances of intergenerational narrative verbal exchange (adults-children) shed extra mild at the performance’s contextualization features and give a contribution to the cross-cultural figuring out of the dynamics of oral performances.
Besides scholars and researchers of discourse research, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, narrative research and Greek reports, this booklet also will entice all these drawn to communique and cultural reviews.

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Northern mythology : comprising the principal popular by Benjamin Thorpe

By Benjamin Thorpe

Excerpt from Northern Mythology, Comprising the relevant well known Traditions and Superstitions of Scandinavia, North Germany, and the Netherlands, Vol. three of three: Compiled From unique and different Sources

Two younger damsels went jointly to take the sacra ment, having partaken of which, and whereas nonetheless by means of the altar, one acknowledged to the opposite: Do you visit the marriage this night? do not communicate of it, acknowledged her significant other; yet she persevered: I shall cross, and dance until eventually i'm drained i may dance myself useless to-day. within the night, whereas on the wedding-party and within the peak of the dancing, a tall, comely younger gentleman entered, whom nobody knew, who invited her to bounce. at the start they danced rather soberly, yet through levels increasingly more madly, or even whilst the musicians made a pause they persisted with out intermission. To the remainder of the corporate this appeared mysterious, and so they triggered a track to be struck up, within the h0pe of bringing them to a stand. however the stranger danced with the damsel out on the door and vanished. the woman was once present in a dung-pit, into which she sank within the sight of all. It was once believed that her mom had, whereas she was once a toddler, bought her to the devil.

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Usable Pasts: Traditions and Group Expressions in North by Tad Tuleja

By Tad Tuleja

In Usable Pasts, fourteen authors study the manipulation of conventional expressions between various teams from the USA and Canada: the improvement of a pictorial sort via Navajo weavers in keeping with investors, Mexican American responses to the appropriation of conventional meals by means of Anglos, the expressive kinds of conversation that engender and maintain a feeling of group in an African American women's social membership and between aged Yiddish folksingers in Miami seashore, the incorporation of mass media pictures into the "C&Ts" (customs and traditions) of a Boy Scout troop, the altering which means in their defining Exodus-like migration to Mormons, Newfoundlanders' appropriation during the rum-drinking ritual referred to as the Schreech-In of outsiders' stereotypes, outsiders' imposition of the once-despised lobster because the brand of Maine, the competition over Texas's heroic Alamo legend and its departures from ancient truth, and the way yellow ribbons have been remodeled from a picture in a pop tune to a countrywide image of "resolve."

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Hecho En Tejas: Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts by Joe S. Graham

By Joe S. Graham

When the early Spanish and Mexican colonists got here to settle Texas, they introduced with them a wealthy tradition, the range of that is nowhere extra glaring than within the folks paintings and folks craft. this primary book-length e-book to target Texas-Mexican fabric tradition indicates the richness of Tejano folks arts and crafts traditions.

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Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture by Richard Meyer

By Richard Meyer

Cemeteries residence the lifeless, yet gravemarkers are formed by way of the residing, who checklist on them not just their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for an afterlife, but in addition greater than they detect in their historical past, ethnicity, and tradition. Richard Meyer has accrued twelve unique essays studying burial grounds during the centuries and around the land to provide a large figuring out of the heritage and cultural values of groups, areas, and American society at large.

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Collected Folk Tales by Alan Garner

By Alan Garner

The definitive choice of conventional British people stories, chosen and retold via the well known Alan Garner. Following on from the 50th anniversary of Alan Garner's seminal delusion vintage, THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, this superbly produced hardback collects all of Alan's people stories, advised together with his specific storytelling ability and inimitably transparent voice. crucial examining for old and young alike, and a ebook to be precious.

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