American folklore and the mass media

American folklore and the mass media

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qThis book shows how folklore -- magic, miracles, and tales of enchanted princesses and genial giants -- is still alive and well in the modern mass media.... contains a wealth of facts and observations with which to conjure.q -- Journal of Communication qDA(c)gh brings her decades of expertise in folk narrative to bear in this well-researched, provocative study of the interrelationship between traditional processes of folk narrative performances and modern mass media.... Highly recommended... q -- Choice qSpanning folk cultural developments as old as feudalism and as new as today's TV ad, American Folklore and the Mass Media demonstrates how vital folklore remains, how often it absorbs -- rather than being absorbed by -- the most dramatic technological innovations and social realignments.q -- Carl Lindahl ..q. all six essays are meaty and informative contributions to vital folkloric issues...q -- Contemporary LegendThe tragedy of others, which sensation- and horror-loving people enjoy in tabloids, is not accepted within the confines of the family who suffered a loss. ... Memory cards, handed out after funerals or memorial services, and sympathy cards sent by mail use similar conventional phrases. ... Douglas defines consolation literature as including aquot;not simply actual mournera#39;s manuals, but also prayer manuals, anbsp;...

Title:American folklore and the mass media
Author: Linda Dégh
Publisher:Indiana Univ Pr - 1994

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