Folklore, Cultural Performances, and Popular Entertainments: A Communications-centered Handbook

Paperback | May 1, 1992

EditorRichard Bauman

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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 suchas 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, analyticalperspectives, 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.

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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 suchas ritual and festival; and popular entertain...

Richard Bauman is at Indiana University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:May 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019506920X

ISBN - 13:9780195069204

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Table of Contents

Richard Bauman: INTRODUCTIONBASIC CONCEPTSRichard Bauman: FolkloreAsa Briggs: CultureRichard Bauman: PerformanceJohn Blacking: EthnomusicologyDennis Tedlock: EthnopoeticsMahadev L. Apte: HumorJack Goody: Oral cultureTrevor Lummis: Oral historyAndrew W. Miracle: PlayVERBAL GENRESDan Ben-Amos: FolktaleDonald Brenneis: GossipRoger D. Abrahams: InsultRuth Finnegan: Oral PoetryAlessandro Duranti: OratoryGalit Hasan-Rokem: ProverbThomas A. Green: RiddleMarcia Herndon: SongJohn Holmes McDowell: Speech playNONVERBAL FORMSBarbara A. Babcock: ArtifactWerner Enninger: ClothingAdrienne L. Kaeppler: DanceJudith Goode: FoodAdam Kendon: GestureElizabeth Tonkin: MaskJeff Todd Tilton: Music, folk and traditionalCULTURAL PERFORMANCESRichard Schechner: Drama, performanceBeverly J. Stoeltje: FestivalRichard Bauman: GenreAnya Peterson Royce: MimePeter D. Arnott: PuppetryRoy A. Rappaport: RitualFrank E. Manning: SpectacleBarbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Edward M. Bruner: Tourism

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"An outstanding collection for those who regard human communication from an anthropological viewpoint."--D.J. Elmira College