The Individual and Tradition

Folkloristic Perspectives

Edited by Ray Cashman, Tom Mould and Pravina Shukla

Published by: Indiana University Press

560 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 50 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253223739
  • Published: September 2011


  • eBook
  • 9780253005663
  • Published: September 2011


Profiles of artists and performers from around the world form the basis of this innovative volume that explores the many ways individuals engage with, carry on, revive, and create tradition. Leading scholars in folklore studies consider how the field has addressed the connections between performer and tradition and examine theoretical issues involved in fieldwork and the analysis and dissemination of scholarship in the context of relationships with the performers. Honoring Henry Glassie and his remarkable contributions to the field of folklore, these vivid case studies exemplify the best of performer-centered ethnography.