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Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments

A Communications-centered Handbook

Edited by Richard Bauman

Publication Date - May 1992

ISBN: 9780195069204

336 pages
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $84.99


This collection of thirty-seven entries selected from the more than 550 that make up the International Encyclopedia of Communications focuses on expressive forms and practices that are popular and participatory in nature: folklore forms such as folktale and riddle; cultural performances such as ritual and festival; and popular entertainments such as puppetry and mime. Cross-references within each individual entry facilitate exploration within the volume, while bibliographies appended to each entry direct the reader to related literature. Covering basic concepts, analytical perspectives, communicative media, expressive genres, and complex performance events, this concise yet comprehensive book is a handy reference for those interested in folklore and its growing role in drama, anthropology, and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION, Richard Bauman
    Folklore, Richard Bauman
    Culture, Asa Briggs
    Performance, Richard Bauman
    Ethnomusicology, John Blacking
    Ethnopoetics, Dennis Tedlock
    Humor, Mahadev L. Apte
    Oral culture, Jack Goody
    Oral history, Trevor Lummis
    Play, Andrew W. Miracle
    Folktale, Dan Ben-Amos
    Gossip, Donald Brenneis
    Insult, Roger D. Abrahams
    Oral Poetry, Ruth Finnegan
    Oratory, Alessandro Duranti
    Proverb, Galit Hasan-Rokem
    Riddle, Thomas A. Green
    Song, Marcia Herndon
    Speech play, John Holmes McDowell
    Artifact, Barbara A. Babcock
    Clothing, Werner Enninger
    Dance, Adrienne L. Kaeppler
    Food, Judith Goode
    Gesture, Adam Kendon
    Mask, Elizabeth Tonkin
    Music, folk and traditional, Jeff Todd Tilton
    Drama, performance, Richard Schechner
    Festival, Beverly J. Stoeltje
    Genre, Richard Bauman
    Mime, Anya Peterson Royce
    Puppetry, Peter D. Arnott
    Ritual, Roy A. Rappaport
    Spectacle, Frank E. Manning
    Tourism, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Edward M. Bruner