eBook American Folklife: Communities, Cultures, and Identity Groups, 1st Edition

  • Simon J. Bronner
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682486
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682482
  • DDC: 398.097303
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1696 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

American folklife is steeped in world cultures or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America—from barn raisings and the Internet to tattoos and Zydeco—and expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art. Featuring more than 350 A-Z entries, Encyclopedia of American Folklife is wide-ranging and broadly inclusive. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as Native Americans; U.S. states and territories, including Guam and Samoa; social issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. The encyclopedia covers notable folklife areas as well as general regional categories. It addresses religious groups and the diversity within them, such as the Amish and Jews), diverse age groups (from children and youth gangs to retirees), and contemporary folk groups (skateboarders and psychobillies)—placing all of them in the vivid tapestry of American folklife. Beyond that, this rich resource also provides in-depth insights into the basic concepts and theories of folklife in entries such as "community and group" and "tradition and culture." A list of sources with each article and a master bibliography provide a starting point for further research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction.
A-Z Entries.
1: Adolescents.
2: Aesthetics.
3: African American Communities.
4: Alaska.
5: Allegheny Region.
6: Altars.
7: Amana.
8: American Samoa.
9: Amish, Nebraska.
10: Amish, Old Order.
11: Animals.
12: Appalachia.
13: Arab Communities.
14: Archives and Libraries.
15: Armenian Communities.
16: Art Environments.
17: Atlanta.
18: Atlas.
19: Automobiles.
20: Baltimore.
21: Banjo.
22: Baptists, Old Regular.
23: Barn Raising.
24: Barns.
25: Baskets and Basketry.
26: Basque Communities.
27: Belief.
28: Bikers.
29: Birth.
30: Blue Ridge Region.
31: Bluegrass Music.
32: Blues.
33: Body Modification and Tattooing.
34: Bodybuilders and Weight Lifters.
35: Bosnian Communities.
36: Boston.
37: Boy Scouts.
38: Branding.
39: Brooklyn.
40: Buddhists.
41: Bulgarian Communities.
42: Cajun Communities.
43: Cape Cod.
44: Cape Verdean Communities.
45: Carnival.
46: Carolina, Down East.
47: Carpatho-Rusyn Communities.
48: Catholic Charismatics.
49: Catholics.
50: Chain Letters.
51: Charleston and Lowcountry South Carolina.
52: Chicago.
53: Chicano and Mexican Communities.
54: Childhood.
55: Children's Groups.
56: Chinatowns.
57: Chinese Communities.
58: Christmas.
59: Church of the Brethren.
60: Cincinnati.
61: Cleveland.
62: Coastal Carolina Plain Region.
63: Cockfighting.
64: Communal Societies.
65: Communication.
66: Community and Group.
67: Consumerism.
68: Context.
69: Courtship.
70: Cowboys.
71: Craft.
72: Creoles, Louisiana.
73: Croatian Communities.
74: Croatians, Louisiana.
75: Cuban Communities.
76: Cults and Rumor-Panics, Satanic.
77: Cultural Register.
78: Czech Communities.
79: Dance, Liturgical.
80: Dance, Secular.
81: Danish Communities.
82: Deaf Communities.
83: Death and Funerals.
84: Delmarva and the Eastern Shore Region.
85: Delta, Mississippi River.
86: Denver.
87: Des Moines.
88: Detroit.
89: Dialect.
90: Dialect Stories.
91: Dominican Communities.
92: Drama.
93: Dress and Costume.
94: Easter.
95: Eastern Orthodox Christians.
96: Education.
97: El Paso.
98: Environment.
99: Estonian Communities.
100: Ethnic and Immigrant Folklife.
101: Ethnography and Fieldwork.
102: Family.
103: Fans, Automobile Racing.
104: Fans, Extreme Metal.
105: Fans, Heavy Metal.
106: Farmers.
107: Feminism.
108: Fetishes.
109: Filipino Communities.
110: Film and Video.
111: Finnish Communities.
112: Firefighters.
113: Fishing Communities.
114: Folk Art.
115: Folk Festivals.
116: Folk Music and Song.
117: Folk Society.
118: Folk Speech and Language.
119: Folklife and Folk Culture.
120: Folklife Organizations.
121: Folklore.
122: Folklorists.
123: Foodways.
124: Fourth of July and Juneteenth.
125: Franco-American Communities.
126: Fraternal Organizations.
127: French Canadian Communities.
128: Function and Functionalism.
129: Gamblers and Gambling.
130: Games, Drinking.
131: Games and Toys.
132: Gangs.
133: Gangs, Youth.
134: Gardens and Gardening.
135: Gay Communities.
136: Gay Fire Island.
137: Gay San Francisco.
138: Geography.
139: German Communities.
140: Germans, Great Plains.
141: Gestures.
142: Gospel Music.
143: Goths.
144: Gravemarkers.
145: Great Plains Indians.
146: Great Plains Region.
147: Greek Communities.
148: Grottoes.
149: Guam.
150: Gullah, or Geechee, Communities.
151: Hair.
152: Haitian Communities.
153: Halloween.
154: Hare Krishna.
155: Harlem.
156: Hasidim and Misnagidim (Haredim).
157: Hawaiians, Native.
158: Healing, Faith.
159: Healing and Medicine.
160: Hillbillies.
161: Hindus.
162: Hip-Hop.
163: History and Heritage.
164: Hmong Communities.
165: Holidays.
166: Hospitals.
167: Houses.
168: Houston.
169: Humor.
170: Hungarian Communities.
171: Hunting.
172: Hutterites.
173: Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge.
174: Internet.
175: Irish, Boston.
176: Irish, Chicago.
177: Irish Communities.
178: Italian Communities.
179: Italian Community, Detroit.
180: Japanese Communities.
181: Japantowns.
182: Jewish Communities.
183: Jews, Crypto- and Protestant Millennialism.
184: Korean Communities.
185: Ku Klux Klan.
186: Landscape.
187: Lao Communities.
188: Las Vegas.
189: Latvian Communities.
190: Legends.
191: Lithuanian Communities.
192: Little Egypt.
193: Little Havana.
194: Little League Baseball and Youth Sports Organizations.