American Folklore and the Mass Media

American Folklore and the Mass Media

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qThis book shows how folklore -- magic, miracles, and tales of enchanted princesses and genial giants -- is still alive and well in the modern mass media.... contains a wealth of facts and observations with which to conjure.q -- Journal of Communication qDAƒAcgh brings her decades of expertise in folk narrative to bear in this well-researched, provocative study of the interrelationship between traditional processes of folk narrative performances and modern mass media.... Highly recommended... q -- Choice qSpanning folk cultural developments as old as feudalism and as new as today's TV ad, American Folklore and the Mass Media demonstrates how vital folklore remains, how often it absorbs -- rather than being absorbed by -- the most dramatic technological innovations and social realignments.q -- Carl Lindahl q... all six essays are meaty and informative contributions to vital folkloric issues...q -- Contemporary LegendThe self-sacrificing role of the mother as im- itatio Christi is explicit in these poems, bearing a remarkable similarity to the ideal that was held ... woman and aid one who was better God never made Perhaps the most captivating among the memorial poems is one mentioned ... Although Fathera#39;s Day memoriams are addressed to Dad, most are womena#39;s complaints, elaborating on the tragedy of widowhood.

Title:American Folklore and the Mass Media
Author:Linda Dégh
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1994-02-22


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