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WAC22 A Brief Study Guide to the Final Examination

WAC22 A Brief Study Guide to the Final Examination - WAC 22...

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WAC 22 Introduction to American Folklore Winter 2009 A Brief Study Guide to the Final Examination Exam Time/Date: Wednesday (3/18); 11:30AM - 2:30PM Listed below are terms, concepts and particular types of folklore that, based on course readings, viewings, and discussion, you should be familiar with from the second half of the course and be able to answer straightforward questions regarding their definition, folk context, meaning, application and use. You are, of course, also expected to know and utilize where appropriate all terms/concepts from the midterm study guide. Exam Format : Exam questions will essentially be essay format. You should bring at least one bluebook. You may write in pen or pencil, which ever you prefer. Key Terms, Concepts, and Examples (In No Particular Order) : Festival (forms, functions) Generic Features : 1) Repertoire of Festival Communication: Bombardment of the Senses: Noise, Smells, Food, Costume, Rhythm, Action, Music, Dance, etc. Principles of Sequence 2) Expressed Dimensions of Temporal Reality: Cosmic, Historical, and Present Periodicity and Recurrence Merging of Past and Present; Dialectical Process of Tradition and Change Functions of Festival Provides Sense of Membership and Belonging Creates and Cements Social Bonds Gives Meaning to Life By Highlighting Ideals Emotional Release Agent of Personal Transformation Expression and Production of Authority Demonstrates and Maintains the Established Order Agent of Social Change Festival Behaviors (parades, pranks, etc.) Parades, Processions and Political Demonstrations Masquerade/Costume: Hidden/Changed Identity Feasting and Partying: Sociability, Community Cohesiveness Special Performances of “Traditional” Music and Dance: Staging of Cultural Style & Artistry Expanded Decorative use of Cultural Symbols/Icons; Foregrounding of Crucial Symbols Heightened Connections to the Divine and/or Supernatural The Activation of Non-Everyday Reality: Ambiguity Liminality Relaxation of Norms and Social Rules Negation of Social Order Inversion of Social Hierarchies Inversion of Gender Roles Competitive Events Create Heroes and Heroines (If Only For a Day) Intertextuality different genres of folklore interweaving with each other. Folk Art (definition, forms, functions)
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-is art that people display in their everyday lives. It often has a utilitarian component in addition to the aesthetic or decorative ones. -is products, processes, and performances learned or manifested largely in people’s firsthand interactions, capable of stimulating an aesthetic response and exhibiting continuities and consistencies in thought or behavior through time and across space. Georges + Jones
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