Folk Culture in the Digital Age The Emergent Dynamics of Human Interaction

ISBN-10: 0874218896

ISBN-13: 9780874218893

Edition: 2012

Authors: Trevor J. Blank
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Description: Smart phones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter, and wireless Internet connections are the latest technologies to have become entrenched in our culture.  Although traditionalists have argued that computer-mediated communication and cyberspace are incongruent with the study of folklore, Trevor J. Blank sees the digital world as fully capable of generating, transmitting, performing, and archiving vernacular culture. Folklore in the Digital Age documents the emergent cultural scenes and expressive folkloric communications made possible by digital “new media” technologies.New media is changing the ways in which people learn, share, participate, and engage with others as they adopt technologies to complement and supplement traditional means of vernacular expression. But behavioral and structural overlap in many folkloric forms exists between on- and offline, and emerging patterns in digital rhetoric mimic the dynamics of previously documented folkloric forms, invoking familiar social or behavior customs, linguistic inflections, and symbolic gestures.Folklore in the Digital Age provides insights and perspectives on the myriad ways in which folk culture manifests in the digital age and contributes to our greater understanding of vernacular expression in our ever-changing technological world. 

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Acknowledgments
A Brief Word on QR Codes
Introduction: Pattern in the Virtual Folk Culture of Computer-Mediated Communication
How Counterculture Helped Put the "Vernacular" in Vernacular Webs
Netizens, Revolutionaries, and the Inalienable Right to the Internet
Performance 2.0: Observations toward a Theory of the Digital Performance of Folklore
Real Virtuality: Enhancing Locality by Enacting the Small World Theory
Jokes on the Internet: Listing towards Lists
The Jewish Joke Online: Framing and Symbolizing Humor in Analog and Digital Culture
From Oral Tradition to Cyberspace: Tapeworm Diet Rumors and Legends
Love and War and Anime Art: An Ethnographic Look at a Virtual Community of Collectors
Face-to-Face with the Digital Folk: The Ethics of Fieldwork on Facebook
References
About the Contributors
Index
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