Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States

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Oktober 1971



"Filled with brilliant insights and tantalizing leads."--


Illustrations Apology and Acknowledgment Introduction -Folk Culture and Folklore -Patterns of Folk and Popular Interaction Regional Patterns -Mid-Atlantic Region -The South -The North -The Midwest Patterns within Regions -Agricultural Subregions -Nonagricultural Occupations Causes of Regional Patterns -Physical Environment -Agricultural Economy Nonregional Patterns -Immigrant Culture -American Indian Culture -Urban Folk Culture -General American Patterns Conclusions Bibliography Index


Henry Glassie is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University. He is the author of Art and Life in Bangladesh, Irish Folktales, The Spirit of Folk Art, and All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming, which is also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.


"Filled with brilliant insights and tantalizing leads."-Western Folklore "Art historians will have to take notice of this study of folklore as broad cultural pattern. Using selected examples to show how patterns operate, he draws from diverse areas: architecture (the section on barns is particularly well done), tools, ethnic cookery, small boats, and many other forms. Careful definitions and a scholarly approach to a hitherto obscure subject are the book's greatest values."-Choice "This book is a must item for the serious student of American culture. It has more important things to say about its basic topic of folk architecture than any other work to date."-New York Geographical Review
EAN: 9780812210132
ISBN: 0812210131
Untertitel: 'Folklore and Folklife'. 66 illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of Pennsylvania Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 1971
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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