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Latter-day lore : Mormon folklore studies / edited and with introductions by Eric A. Eliason and Tom Mould.

Latter-day lore : Mormon folklore studies / edited and with introductions by Eric A. Eliason and Tom Mould.
  • Salt Lake City : The University of Utah Press, [2013]
  • ©2013

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  • Mould, Tom, 1969-
  • Eliason, Eric A. (Eric Alden), 1967-
xii, 591 pages : illustrations; 26 cm
Latter-day Lore gathers together nearly thirty seminal works in Mormon folklore scholarship, from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the present, to highlight the depth, breadth, and richness of the field. In its examination of theoretical, methodological, and topical themes and changes in LDS folklore studies, the volume also reflects shifts in the field at large and suggests fertile areas for future research. A thorough introduction by the volume editors elucidates the major influences, tensions, and questions shaping the study of Mormon folklore. Extensive introductory essays also precede each' of the six thematic sections of the book, providing valuable historical, cultural, and theoretical contexts that frame the selections that follow: the society, symbols, and landscape of regional culture; formative customs and traditions; the sacred and the supernatural; pioneers, heroes, and historical imagination; humor; and the international contexts of Mormon folklore. Providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey of Mormon folklore studies available, Latter-day Lore is an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and readers interested in folklore, Mormon studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, and religious studies. Book jacket.
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Introduction: the Three Nephites and the history of Mormon folklore studies / Tom Mould and Eric A. Eliason -- 1. Utah Mormons / Richard M. Dorson -- 2. The Mormon landscape : definition of an image in the American west / Richard V. Francaviglia -- 3. The beehive in Utah folk art / Hal Cannon -- 4. Hay derricks of the Great Basin and Upper Snake River Valley addendum / Austin E. Fife and James M. Fife -- 5. Mormon gravestones : a folk expression of identity and belief / Carol Edison -- 6. A Mormon from the cradle to the grave / Austin E. and Alta Fife -- 7. Now that I've kissed the ground you walk on : a look at gender in creative date invitations / Kristi Bell Young -- 8. Made in heaven : marriage confirmation narratives among Mormons / George H. Schoemaker -- 9. Nameways in Latter-day Saint history, custom, and folklore / Eric A. Eliason -- 10. The beehive buffet / Anne F. Hatch -- 11. Early Mormon "magic" : insights from folklore and from literature / David A. Allred -- 12. Freeways, parking lots, and ice cream stands : the Three Nephites in contemporary society / William A. Wilson -- 13. Transformations of power : Mormon women's visionary narratives / Margaret K. Brady -- 14. Narratives of personal revelation among Latter-day Saints / Tom Mould -- 15. The great and dreadful day : Mormon folklore of the apocalypse / Susan Peterson -- 16. Fate and the persecutors of Joseph Smith : transmutations of an American myth / Richard C. Poulsen -- 17. Pioneers and recapitulation in Mormon popular historical expression / Eric A. Eliason -- 18. Orrin Porter Rockwell : the modern Samson / Gustive O. Larson -- 19. The ballad of the "Mountain Meadows massacre" / J. Barre Toelken -- 20. Portraits in song : gleanings from the Brigham Young folk song cycle / Jill Terry Rudy -- 21. As the saints go marching by : modern jokelore concerning Mormons / Jan Harold Brunvand -- 22. Sanpete County humor : the tales and the tellers / Edward A. Geary -- 23. For time and eternity : BYU coed jokes and the seriousness of Mormon humor / Steve Siporin -- 24. Hierarch and mule-skinner : a selection from Mormon country / Wallace Stegner -- 25. On being human : the folklore of Mormon missionaries / William A. Wilson -- 26. Gringo jeringo : anglo Mormon missionary culture in Bolivia / David Knowlton -- 27. "Of course, in Guatemala, bananas are better" : exotic and familiar eating experiences of Mormon missionaries / Jill Terry Rudy -- 28. Mormonism, the Maori, and cultural authenticity / Grant Underwood.
  • 9781607812845 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 1607812843 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9781607812852
  • 1607812851
  • 854139803
  • SCSB-12742318
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