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Bronner, Simon J
Explaining traditions : folk behavior in modern culture / Simon J. Bronner
Alternate Title Folk behavior in modern culture
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GR105 .B666 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Folklore -- United States
Oral tradition -- United States
Communication in folklore -- United States
Subject United States -- Social life and customs
Physical Description xiii, 530 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-508) and index
Contents Defining tradition: on the meaning and politics of a "handy" concept -- Explaining tradition: on folk and folkloristic logic -- Building tradition: on control and authority in vernacular architecture -- Making tradition: on craft in American consciousness -- Adapting tradition: on folklore in human development -- Fading tradition: on a dying language and lore -- Personalizing tradition: on storytelling by an African American father and son -- Symbolizing tradition: on the scatology of an ethnic identity -- Sporting tradition: on the praxis of American football -- Virtual tradition: on the Internet as a folk system

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