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Following Tradition

Author: Simon J Bronner
Publisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©1998.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition-""one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage""--In Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of ""its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness."" As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bronner, Simon J.
Following Tradition.
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97045342
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J Bronner
ISBN: 9780874213645 0874213649 1283077949 9781283077941 9786613077943 6613077941 0585033676 9780585033679 0874216419 9780874216417 9780874212396 0874212391
OCLC Number: 1028957805
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 599 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The problem of tradition --
Folklore and ideology during the Gilded Age --
The English connection, from cultural survivals to cultural studies --
Studies --
The Americanization of the Brothers Grimm --
Martha Warren Beckwith and the rise of academic authority --
Alfred Shoemaker and the discovery of American folklife --
Henry W. Shoemaker and the fable of public folklore --
Richard Dorson and the great debates --
Displaying American tradition in folk arts.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Simon J. Bronner.

Abstract:

Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition-""one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage""--In Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of ""its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness."" As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study American culture. Folklore, history, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and others assign different value and meaning to tradition. It is a frequ.

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