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Following tradition: folklore in the discourse of American culture




Bronner, Simon J., author
Utah State University Press, publisher

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Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition -"one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage"- in Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness." As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study American culture. Folklore, history, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and others assign different value and meaning to tradition.


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Folklore -- United States -- History
Oral tradition -- United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs


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