American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference by Jan Harold Brunvand

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference by Jan Harold Brunvand

By Jan Harold Brunvand

Comprises over 500 articlesRanging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and laptop lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight folks literature, song, and crafts activities and vacations tall stories and mythical figures genres and kinds scholarly ways and theories areas and ethnic teams performers and creditors writers and students non secular ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries range from concise definitions to special surveys, each one followed by way of a short, up to date bibliography.

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The heyday of tourism spanned more than three decades, from A-Z 9 1875 to 1910. In 1900, for example, a quarter of a million people visited the Adirondacks in the summer months alone. Many of these either rented camps, stayed in luxurious hotels, or vacationed in their own camp. In the late 1870s, the area around Saranac Lake began to be touted for its healthy air. Medical doctors recommended extended stays in the region for the treatment of tuberculosis and other lung diseases. Numerous sanatoriums were constructed around the village, drawing thousands of famous and obscure patients, all seeking to breathe the curing Adirondack air.

The Growth of Folklore Courses. Journal of American Folklore 63:345– 359. ——. 1972. The Academic Future of Folklore. In Folklore: Selected Essays. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 295–304. Leach, MacEdward. 1958. Folklore in American Colleges and Universities. Journal of American Folklore (Supplement): 10–11. See also American Studies and Folklore; Canadian Folklore Scholarship; Canadian Studies and Folklore; Folklife Movement; Material Culture American folklore 8 Adirondacks A five-million acre, mountainous region in northeastern New York, bounded on the north by the Canadian border, on the east by Lake Champlain, on the south by the Mohawk River Valley, and on the west by the Saint Lawrence and Black River Valleys.

Wilgus’ papers, Archie Green’s labor-song collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, the John Edwards Memorial Collection, the American Religious Tunebook Collection, and the Southern Historical Collection—the North Carolina program is especially strong in folksong and Southern folklife studies. Other emphases include African American folklore, ethnographic filmmaking, public-sector folklore, and occupational folklore. Shoemaker, assistant professor of American folklore. Although called the Department of American Folklore, the program was influenced by European folklife concepts and emphasized the study of Pennsylvania folklore and folklife.

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