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Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition
Hardcover (no d.j.)
Simon J. Bronner (au). Explores the intellectual & cultural uses of folkness to cultivate the idea of an Amer. nation & people. Contains essays by scholars from the 19th cent. to the current era that trace the thinking about folklore, & the related concept of folklife, as the common ground in which roots of tradition could be planted. Contents: In Search of Amer. Tradition; The Black Folklore Mvmt. at Hampton Inst.; Quilts as Emblems of Womenís Tradition; Amer. Folk Song; Folk Arts by Immigrants; Folksongs of Protest; Folklore & Amer. Regionalism; Culture Conflict Along the Lower Rio Grande; Life Styles & Legends; Toward a Behavioral History Based on Folkloristics; Folklife in Contemp. Multicultural Society; & Folk & Popular Cultures in Americaís Future.
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