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Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the Representation of Culture

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Wide-ranging and provocative, this book will fascinate all those intrigued by how we create and perpetuate our representations of folklife and culture. Ethnomimesis is Robert Cantwell's word for the process by which we take cultural influences, traditions, and practices to ourselves and then manifest them to others. Ethnomimesis is an element of ordinary social communication, but springing out of it, too, is that extraordinary summoning up that produces our literature, our art, and our music. In the broadest sense, ethnomimesis is the representation of culture.

Using such diverse cultural artifacts as King Lear and an eighteenth-century English manor garden to deepen our understanding of ethnomimesis, Cantwell then explores at length the representation of culture in our national museum, the Smithsonian, focusing especially on the Festival of American Folklife. Like many other such exhibitions, the Festival enacts presentations of culture across the boundaries of rank and class, race and ethnicity, gender and the life cycle. Like the concept of 'folklife' itself, Cantwell argues, the Festival stands where ethnomimesis finds its creative source, at the cultural frontier between self and other. That boundary, and the energy that accumulates there, runs through the many, varied 'exhibits' of this book.

About the Author

Robert Cantwell is a visiting associate professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807844243
Author:
Cantwell, Robert
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Cantwell, Robert S.
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Holidays (non religious)
Subject:
Festivals
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folk-lore, american
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
Washington (D.C.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Cultura popular. folclore
Subject:
Festas populares
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
folklife; culture studies; Smithsonian; Festival of American Folklife
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Folklore -- United States.
Subject:
folklife
Subject:
culture studies
Subject:
Smithsonian
Subject:
Festival of American Folklife
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
bk. 7
Publication Date:
November 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
346
Dimensions:
9.22x6.16x.99 in. 1.24 lbs.

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