American Folklore

American Folklore

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Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority... and aspersions concerning Harleysa#39; unreliability are variousa€”a Harley road repair kit needs only a€œa hammer and a pickup ... Leather or denim vests and jackets are bedecked with souvenir patches or pins commemorating specific rallies and runs, ... The Christian Motorcyclists Association center patch shows praying hands at the base of a cross, and the rockers read, ... magic and fantasy ( bearded sorcerers, dragons), femininity and nature (pink ribbon bows, peacock feathers, bees, anbsp;...

Title:American Folklore
Author:Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-05-24


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