The Resource Re/presenting traditions : identity, power, and politics in folklife programming, by Elizabeth Rathje, (electronic resource)

Re/presenting traditions : identity, power, and politics in folklife programming, by Elizabeth Rathje, (electronic resource)

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Re/presenting traditions : identity, power, and politics in folklife programming
Title
Re/presenting traditions
Title remainder
identity, power, and politics in folklife programming
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Rathje
Title variation
Representing traditions: identity, power, and politics in folklife programming
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Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Deliberately playing on the word "tradition," in Re/Presenting Traditions: Identity, Power, and Politics in Folklife Programming, my research interrogates both current practices of re/presenting traditional cultures to the public, as well as the traditions of representation within the field of folklore. Moving between theory and case study this project ultimately works to identify roles and practices significant to constituting subjectivity and cultural identities. In recent years, representational studies have moved beyond obvious dichotomies of self and other, etic and emic; however, gaps still exist in our understanding of the ways in which representational strategies enact public policy, effect community development initiatives, and elaborate positive leadership within marginalized groups. This research project argues that the elaboration of cultural subjectivity is always a practice of presentation or performance; further, it posits that the re/presentation of cultures and traditions through public sector and academic folklore work can positively impact and enhance this always ongoing process. And while some of the examples, such as the folklife festival, come from a long history of public programming by folklorists, my example of educational programming within an alternative high school presents new ideas of what role folklorists may play in a classroom. With the tools of ethnography, understanding of narrative, attention to the processes of contemporary traditions and culture-making, and stern appreciation of ethical conduct in the field, I argue that folklore as a field is well positioned to make an impact in the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
MUU
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Rathje, Elizabeth
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lawless, Elaine J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • Applied folklore
  • Folk festivals
  • Folklore and education
Target audience
specialized
Label
Re/presenting traditions : identity, power, and politics in folklife programming, by Elizabeth Rathje, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 15, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Elaine Lawless
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-220)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
681908516
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681908516
Label
Re/presenting traditions : identity, power, and politics in folklife programming, by Elizabeth Rathje, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 15, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Elaine Lawless
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-220)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
681908516
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681908516

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