Following tradition : folklore in the discourse of American culture

Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition--"one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage"--In Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meani...

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Main Author: Bronner, Simon J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Logan, Utah Utah State University Press ©1998, 1998
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Summary:Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition--"one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage"--In Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness." As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study American culture. Folklore, history, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and others assign different value and meaning to tradition
Item Description:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Physical Description:xv, 599 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780874212396
0874212391
0874216419
1283077949
9780874216417
9781283077941