Encyclopedia of American Folklife

Encyclopedia of American Folklife

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This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America -- from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco -- through expressions that include ritual, custom, crafts, architecture, food, clothing, and art.Attention has been given, for example, to the a€œnuclear molda€ of holidays and how nontraditional families adapt. ... While nationality may be an important aspect of group identity recounted in family stories, the courtship story may be the mostanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of American Folklife
Author:Simon J Bronner
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-03-04


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