The Resource The marrow of human experience : essays on folklore, by William A. Wilson ; edited by Jill Terry Rudy with the assistance of Diane Call

The marrow of human experience : essays on folklore, by William A. Wilson ; edited by Jill Terry Rudy with the assistance of Diane Call

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The marrow of human experience : essays on folklore
Title
The marrow of human experience
Title remainder
essays on folklore
Statement of responsibility
by William A. Wilson ; edited by Jill Terry Rudy with the assistance of Diane Call
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Language
eng
Summary
"Composed over several decades, the essays here are remarkably fresh and relevant. They offer instruction for the student just beginning the study of folklore as well as repeated value for the many established scholars who continue to wrestle with issues that Wilson has addressed. As his work has long offered insight on critical mattersn--nationalism, genre, belief, the relationship of folklore to other disciplines in the humanities and arts, the currency of legend, the significance of humor as a cultural expression, and so forth--so his recent writing, in its reflexive approach to narrative and storytelling, illuminates today's paradigms. Its notable autobiographical dimension, long an element of Wilson's work, employs family and local lore to draw conclusions of more universal significance. Another way to think of it is that newer folklorists are catching up with Wilson and what he has been about for some time. As a body, Wilson's essays develop related topics and connected themes. This collection organizes them in three coherent parts. The first examines the importance of folklore. What it is and its value in various contexts. Part two, drawing especially on the experience of Finland, considers the role of folklore in national identity, including both how it helps define and sustain identity and the less savory ways it may be used for the sake of nationalistic ideology. Part three, based in large part on Wilson's extensive work in Mormon folklore, which is the most important in that area since that of Austin and Alta Fife, looks at religious cultural expressions and outsider perceptions of them and, again, at how identity is shaped, by religious belief, experience, and participation; by the stories about them; and by the many other expressive parts of life encountered daily in a culture. Each essay is introduced by a well-known folklorist who discusses the influence of Wilson's scholarship. These include Richard Bauman, Margaret Brady, Simon Bronner, Elliott Oring, Henry Glassie, David Hufford, Michael Owen Jones, and Beverly Stoeltje."--Publisher's description
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N$T
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1933-2016
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Wilson, William A.
Index
index present
LC call number
GR41.5
LC item number
.W55 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1963-
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  • Rudy, Jill Terry
  • Call, Diane
  • JSTOR Open Access
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  • Mormonen
  • Mormonen
  • Folklore and nationalism
  • National characteristcs
  • Folklore
  • Mormons
  • Folklore and nationalism
  • National characteristcs
  • Folklore
  • Mormons
  • National characteristics
  • Folklore et nationalisme
  • Caractéristiques nationales
  • Folklore
  • Mormons
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Folklore
  • Folklore and nationalism
  • Mormons
  • National characteristics
  • Finland
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Volkskunde
  • Finnen
  • USA
  • Volkskunst
  • Finnland
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The marrow of human experience : essays on folklore, by William A. Wilson ; edited by Jill Terry Rudy with the assistance of Diane Call
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Folklore and national identity
  • Herder, folklore, and romantic nationalism
  • Sibelius, the Kalevala, and Karelianism
  • Folklore, nationalism, and the challenge of the future
  • Finns in a new world : a folkloristic perspective
  • Folklore, religion, and who we are
  • The concept of the west and other hindrances to the study
  • Of Mormon folklore
  • The study of Mormon folklore : an uncertain mirror for truth
  • On being human : the folklore of Mormon missionaries
  • Introduction
  • The seriousness of Mormon humor
  • Freeways, parking lots, and ice cream stands : three nephites in contemporary Mormon culture
  • "Teach me all that I must do" : the practice of Mormon religion
  • Personal narratives : the family novel
  • A daughter's biography of William A. Wilson
  • William A. Wilson's published works
  • The importance of folklore
  • The deeper necessity : folklore and the humanities
  • Building bridges : folklore in the academy
  • Arts and cultural policy
  • "Something there is that doesn't love a wall"
  • The folk speak : everyday life in pioneer oral narratives
  • Documenting folklore
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9780874215458
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mf9k
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  • (OCoLC)71281689
  • (OCoLC)ocm71281689
Label
The marrow of human experience : essays on folklore, by William A. Wilson ; edited by Jill Terry Rudy with the assistance of Diane Call
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Folklore and national identity
  • Herder, folklore, and romantic nationalism
  • Sibelius, the Kalevala, and Karelianism
  • Folklore, nationalism, and the challenge of the future
  • Finns in a new world : a folkloristic perspective
  • Folklore, religion, and who we are
  • The concept of the west and other hindrances to the study
  • Of Mormon folklore
  • The study of Mormon folklore : an uncertain mirror for truth
  • On being human : the folklore of Mormon missionaries
  • Introduction
  • The seriousness of Mormon humor
  • Freeways, parking lots, and ice cream stands : three nephites in contemporary Mormon culture
  • "Teach me all that I must do" : the practice of Mormon religion
  • Personal narratives : the family novel
  • A daughter's biography of William A. Wilson
  • William A. Wilson's published works
  • The importance of folklore
  • The deeper necessity : folklore and the humanities
  • Building bridges : folklore in the academy
  • Arts and cultural policy
  • "Something there is that doesn't love a wall"
  • The folk speak : everyday life in pioneer oral narratives
  • Documenting folklore
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874215458
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt47mf9k
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71281689
  • (OCoLC)ocm71281689

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