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 people literature, tune, 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, every one followed via a short, up to date bibliography.
Read or Download American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) PDF
Best american studies books
Company production within the usa provides the result of The Panel research of Entrepreneurial Dynamics [PSED] II and is the one nationally consultant dataset of recent company construction supplying a serious resource of data at the early levels of the entrepreneurial procedure. it truly is designed to supply an outline that could shape the root for exploring extra concerns correct to express theories or conceptual frameworks.
A pretty good source for researchers who are looking to quick and simply examine and distinction the demographics of the six residing generations--iGeneration, Millennial, new release X, child increase, Swing, and international battle II. It opens with an in-depth evaluate of the demographics of every new release and the eleven following chapters study their attitudes, schooling, overall healthiness, housing, source of revenue, hard work strength, residing preparations, inhabitants, spending, time use, and wealth.
This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it can include imperfections equivalent to marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, now we have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, top of the range, glossy variants which are actual to the unique paintings.
- Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America (Suny Series in Queer Politics and Cultures)
- Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2009
- La implantación del impuesto del papel sellado en Indias
- Crime State Rankings 2005: Crime In The 50 United States
- Oil Shale Development in the United States: Prospects and Policy Issues
- Americans and Asymmetric Conflict: Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan
Extra info for American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities)
A-Z 3 Faculty folklore focuses more on the humor, irony, and occasional disappointments in the life behind the lectern than it does on anxiety and fun. Although there are some jokes about students—like the young woman who says she will “do anything” for a grade and is then told by the professor to try studying, or the joke about the student who almost chokes to death trying to swallow his “crib notes” at an examination—professorial traditions complain about the devices used for cheating on exams, the range of excuses given for being absent (it is noted cynically that final examination week is extremely dangerous for the elderly, since so many grandmothers die then), and the unwillingness of students to learn (teaching is characterized as “casting fake pearls before real swine”).
1975. Night Riders in Black Folk History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. A-Z 17 ——. 1990. Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South. New York: Dutton Studio Books. Hughes, Langston, and Arna Bontemps, eds. 1958. The Book of Negro Folklore. New York: Dodd, Mead. Jones, Bessie, and Bess Lomax Hawes. 1972. Step It Down: Games, Plays, Songs and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Kochman, Thomas. 1977. Rappin’ and Stylin’ Out: Communication in Urban Black America.
Levine, Lawrence W. 1977. Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Thought from Slavery to Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Major, Clarence. 1994. Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of Ajrican American Slang. New York: Penguin Books. Morgan, Kathryn J. 1980. Children of Strangers: The Stories of a Black Family. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Roberts, John W. 1989. From Trickster to Badman: The Black Folk Hero from Slavery to Freedom. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.