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Ben-Amos, Dan

Overview
Works: 122 works in 342 publications in 2 languages and 9,022 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folk tales  Classification  Legends  Fiction  Folk literature  Academic theses  History  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Translator, Collector, Adapter, Annotator, tra, hon, Restager , edi, Contributor
Classifications: GR98, 398.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dan Ben-Amos
Folktales of the Jews( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of the Jews by Dan Ben-Amos( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of Israel by Dov Noy( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore genres by Dan Ben-Amos( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of the Baal Shem Tov [Shivḥei ha-Besht] : the earliest collection of legends about the founder of Hasidism. by Dov Baer ben Samuel( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov is the first complete English translation of the tales surrounding the Besht, a rabbi and kabbalistic practitioner whose teachings bolstered the growing Hasidic movement in the eighteenth century. An important source on the life, philosophy, and mystical works of the Besht, In Praise of the Baal Shem Tov also reveals the daily life and concerns of eastern European Hasidic Jews in the late 1700s
Folklore : performance and communication by Dan Ben-Amos( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimekor Yisrael : classical Jewish folktales by Micah Joseph Berdichevsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of the Jews( Book )

in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural memory and the construction of identity( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we remember persons, objects, events? Memory seems so personal, but, at the same time, it is shaped by collective experience and public representations. Newspapers, television, and even celebrations and festivities mark for us not only who we are, but also who we were and how we lived." "Cultural memory and the Construction of Identity brings together scholars of folklore, literature, history, and communication to explore the dynamics of cultural memory in a variety of contexts. Memory is a powerful tool that can transform a piece of earth into a homeland and common objects into symbols. The authors of this volume show how memory is shaped and how it operates in uniting society and creating images that attain the value of truth even if they deviate from fact. They point to the relationship between this memory and our notion of "culture."" "They also discuss this cultural memory on the level of everyday life."--Jacket
Sweet words : storytelling events in Benin by Dan Ben-Amos( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary : the epic of everyday life by Batsheva Ben-Amos( )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diary as a genre is found in all literate societies, and these autobiographical accounts are written by persons of all ranks and positions. The Diary offers an exploration of the form in its social, historical, and cultural-literary contexts with its own distinctive features, poetics, and rhetoric. The contributors to this volume examine theories and interpretations relating to writing and studying diaries; the formation of diary canons in the United Kingdom, France, United States, and Brazil; and the ways in which handwritten diaries are transformed through processes of publication and digitization. The authors also explore different diary formats, including the travel diary, the private diary, conflict diaries written during periods of crisis, and the diaries of the digital era, such as blogs. The Diary offers a comprehensive overview of the genre, synthesizing decades of interdisciplinary study to enrich our understanding of, research about, and engagement with the diary as literary form and historical documentation"--
Folklore concepts : histories and critiques by Dan Ben-Amos( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By defining folklore as artistic communication in small groups, Dan Ben-Amos led the discipline of Folklore in new directions. In Folklore Concepts, Henry Glassie and Elliott Oring have curated a selection of Ben-Amos's groundbreaking essays that explore folklore as a category in cultural communication and as a subject of scholarly research. Ben-Amos's work is well-known for sparking lively debate that often centers on why his definition intrinsically acknowledges tradition rather than expresses its connection forthright. Without tradition among people, there would be no art or communication, and tradition cannot accomplish anything on its own'only people can. Ben-Amos's focus on creative communication in communities is woven into the themes of the theoretical essays in this volume, through which he advocates for a better future for folklore scholarship. Folklore Concepts traces Ben-Amos's consistent efforts over the span of his career to review and critique the definitions, concepts, and practices of Folklore in order to build the field's intellectual history. In examining this history, Folklore Concepts answers foundational questions about what folklorists are doing, how they are doing it, and why
Folklore in context : essays by Dan Ben-Amos( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of Baal Shem Tov [Shivhei ha-Besht]; the earliest collection of the legends about the founder of Hasidism by Dov Baer ben Samuel( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative forms in the Haggadah : structural analysis by Dan Ben-Amos( )

22 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contexts of folklore : festschrift for Dan Ben-Amos on his eighty-fifth birthday by Wolfgang Mieder( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dan Ben-Amos famously ushered in the performance turn in folklore studies in the 1970s with his paradigm-changing definition of folklore as "artistic communication in small groups." He went on to make profound contributions to issues of folktale, folk speech, genre, cultural memory, biblical and Jewish folklore, African folklore, and historiography, and gain renown around the world as a leading figure in folklore studies. In this volume, leading lights of folklore studies from many corners of the globe honor Ben-Amos by presenting original studies inspired by his insights. Their essays will assuredly be lasting, provocative statements of folklore research that will energize future generations of folklorists and other scholars of culture and communication"--
Thrice told tales; folktales from three continents by Kenneth S Goldstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folktales of the Jews( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore juif( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we need ideal types (in folklore)? : an address to Lauri Honko by Dan Ben-Amos( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Folklore : performance and communication
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Folktales of the JewsFolklore genresIn praise of the Baal Shem Tov [Shivḥei ha-Besht] : the earliest collection of legends about the founder of Hasidism.Folklore : performance and communicationMimekor Yisrael : classical Jewish folktalesFolktales of the JewsCultural memory and the construction of identityThe diary : the epic of everyday life
Alternative Names
Amos Dan Ben-

Amos, Dan Ben-, 1934-

Ben-Amos 1934- D.

Ben-Amos D.

Ben-Amoṣ, Dan

Ben-Amotz, Dan

Ben-ʿAmws, Dan

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Dan Ben-Amos semióticu estauxunidense

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Languages
English (190)

French (5)