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2009

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Constituting Folklore: A Case For Critical Folklore Studies, Stephen Olbrys Gencarella Jan 2009

Constituting Folklore: A Case For Critical Folklore Studies, Stephen Olbrys Gencarella

Communication Department Faculty Publication Series

This article argues for the development of a critical folklore studies through an interweaving of folklore and rhetorical theory. Following paths set by Roger Abrahams, Kenneth Burke, and Antonio Gramsci decades ago, and drawing upon more recent contributions by Ernesto Laclau and rhetorical critics, it considers folklore as a constitutive rhetoric, the act of which establishes a "folk"--and their adversaries-as a political category. Identifying three articulations of critical folklore studies, it calls upon folklorists to intervene against (rather than strictly analyze) oppressive power formations through the production of overt criticism and related counterhegemonic practices


Foodroutes Network And The Local Food Movement, Madeleine K. Charney Jan 2009

Foodroutes Network And The Local Food Movement, Madeleine K. Charney

University Librarians Publication Series

A feature article on the national nonprofit organization FoodRoutes Network (FRN), which describes itself as “dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food—the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.”