Feminist Theory and the Study of Folklore
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Description: Taking a performance-centered perspective on folklore, contributors to this volume challenge patriarchal assumptions of the past and rethink old topics from a feminist perspective while opening new areas of research. In eighteen chapters the book covers girls' games, political cartoons, quilting, Pentecostal preachers, daily housework, Egyptian goddesses, tall tales, and birth. This hallmark collection of feminist folklore will be a valuable resource for scholars and other interested readers.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/1/1993
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Prologue: "It's Okay Once You Get It Past the Teeth" and Other Feminist Paradigms for Folklore Studies|
|Challenging the Canon: Folklore Theory Reconsidered from Feminist Perspectives|
|The Creator Gods: Romantic Nationalism and the En-genderment of Women in Folklore|
|Absent Gender, Silent Encounter|
|A Feminist Folklorist Encounters the Folk: Can Praxis Make Perfect?|
|Gender and Genre|
|"Giving an Altar to St. Joseph": A Feminist Perspective on a Patronal Feast|
|Waking Up the Dead: Old Texts and New Critical Directions|
|"You Have to Do It with Style": Girls' Games and Girls' Gaming|
|Accomplishing Social Organization in Girls' Play: Patterns of Competition and Cooperation in an African American Working-Class Girls' Group|
|Women's Aesthetics and the Quilting Process|
|Reclaiming the Power of the Margins: Gendered Speech in the Kalevala|
|Ancient Egyptian Women and the Sky Goddess Nut|
|Women, Reproduction, and Religion in Western Puebloan Society|
|Peasant Grandmother, Hunting Helpmate, Silent Wife: Women and Text in Gascon Tall Tales|
|Access to the Pulpit: Reproductive Images and Maternal Strategies of the Pentecostal Female Pastor|
|Feminist Lenses and Female Folklore|
|Why Folklorists Should Study Housework|
|The Technocratic Model of Birth|
|Peace Work out of Piecework: Feminist Needlework Metaphors and The Ribbon around the Pentagon|
|Politics and Gender: Geraldine Ferraro in the Editorial Cartoons|
|Straight Talk from "Crooked" Women|