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Feminist theory and the study of folklore

Author: Susan T Hollis; Linda Pershing; M Jane Young
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking a performance-centered perspective on folklore, this book challenges patriarchal assumptions of the past and rethinks old topics from a feminist perspective while opening fresh areas of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feminist theory and the study of folklore.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1993
(OCoLC)619243205
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan T Hollis; Linda Pershing; M Jane Young
ISBN: 9780252063138 0252063139 025202009X 9780252020094
OCLC Number: 1017843159
Description: xiii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: "It's okay once you get it past the teeth" and other feminist paradigms for folklore studies / Rayna Green --
The creator gods : romantic nationalism and the en-genderment of women in folklore / Jennifer Fox --
Absent gender, silent encounter / Debora Kodish --
A feminist folklorist encounters the folk : can praxis make perfect? / Rachelle H. Saltzman --
Gender and genre / Amy Shuman --
"Giving an altar to St. Joseph" : a feminist perspective on a patronal feast / Kay Turner and Suzanne Seriff --
"You have to do it with style" : girls' games and girls' gaming / Linda A. Hughes --
Accomplishing social organization in girls' play : patterns of competition and cooperation in an African American working-class girls' group / Marjorie Harness Goodwin --
Women's aesthetics and the quilting process / Joyce Ice --
Reclaiming the power of the margins : gendered speech in the Kalevala / Patricia E. Sawin --
Ancient Egyptian women and the sky goddess nut / Susan Tower Hollis --
Women, reproduction, and religion in western Puebloan society / M. Jane Young --
Peasant grandmother, hunting helpmate, silent wife : women and text in Gascon tall tales / Vera Mark --
Access to the pulpit : reproductive images and maternal strategies of the Pentecostal female pastor / Elaine J. Lawless --
Why folklorists should study housework / Judith Levin --
The technocratic model of birth / Robbie E. Davis-Floyd --
Peace work out of piecework : feminist needlework metaphors and the ribbon around the Pentagon / Linda Pershing --
Politics and gender : Geraldine Ferraro in the editorial cartoons / Elaine K. Miller --
Straight talk from "crooked" women / Marilynn J. Phillips.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Tower Hollis, Linda Pershing, and M. Jane Young.

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