Women's Folklore, Women's Culture

Women's Folklore, Women's Culture

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The essays in Women's Folklore, Women's Culture focus on women performers of folklore and on women's genre of folklore. Long ignored, women's folklore is often collaborative and frequently is enacted in the privacy of the domestic sphere. This book provides insights balancing traditional folklore scholarship. All of the authors also explore the relationship between make and female views and worlds. The book begins with the private world of women, performances within the intimacy of family and fields; it then studies women's folklore in the public arena; finally, the book looks at the interrelationships between public and private arenas and between male and female activities. By turning our attention to previously ignored women's realms, these essays provide a new perspective from which to view human culture as a whole and make Women's Folklore, Women's Culture a significant addition to folklore scholarshipaquot;They have such neat-looking, clean-looking rags, and ita#39;s a shame to throw them awav. ... JL HE WOVEN rag rug found in far western Maryland today is the great- grandchild of Americaa#39;s oldest and most ... Gradually rugs twenty-six by fifty-four inches became popular because they were easy to wash in the new automaticanbsp;...

Title:Women's Folklore, Women's Culture
Author: Rosan A. Jordan
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1985-02-01

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