American Folk Songs: A Regional Encyclopedia by Norm Cohen PDF

By Norm Cohen

This state-by-state choice of folksongs describes the historical past, society, tradition, and occasions attribute of all fifty states. in contrast to all different country folksong collections, this one doesn't specialize in songs accrued within the specific states, yet fairly on songs in regards to the existence and occasions of the folks of that kingdom. the subjects diversity from the main ancient occasions, akin to the Boston Tea occasion, the assault on fortress Sumter, and the California Gold Rush, to domestically vital occasions akin to mess ups and murders, hard work difficulties, occupational songs, ethnic conflicts. a few of the songs can be well known, akin to Casey Jones, Marching via Georgia, or candy Betsy from Pike. Others, much less conventional, haven't been reprinted due to the fact that their unique booklet, yet should be studied as a result of what they inform concerning the humans of those usa, their loves, labors, and losses, and their responses to occasions. the gathering is equipped by way of areas, beginning with New England and finishing with the states bordering the Pacific Ocean, and by way of states inside of each one sector. for every nation there are from 4 to 15 songs offered, with a typical of 10 songs consistent with kingdom. for every track, a whole textual content is reprented, through dialogue of the music in its old context. References to to be had recordings and different types are given. Folksongs, comparable to these mentioned right here, are a huge instrument for historians and cultural historians simply because they pattern reviews of the earlier at a distinct point from that of up to date newspaper money owed and educational histories. those songs, in a feeling, are historical past writ small.

Includes: Away Down East, The previous Granite country, Connecticut, The Virginian Maid's Lament, hold Me again to outdated Virginny, i am going again to North Carolina, close up in chilly Creek Mine, Ain't God sturdy to Iowa?, Dakota Land, expensive Prairie domestic, Cheyenne Boys, i am off for California, and others.

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Download e-book for iPad: On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the by Amber Jacobs

By Amber Jacobs

Despite advances in feminism, the "law of the daddy" is still the dominant version of Western mental and cultural research, and the legislations of the mum maintains to exist as an underdeveloped and marginal suggestion. In her radical rereading of the Greek fable, Oresteia, Amber Jacobs hopes to rectify the occlusion of the mummy and make stronger her position as an lively agent within the legislation that confirm and make stronger our cultural organization.

According to Greek fantasy, Metis, Athena's mom, was once Zeus's first spouse. Zeus swallowed Metis to avoid her from bearing youngsters who might overthrow him. however, Metis bore Zeus a child-Athena-who sprang forth absolutely shaped from his head. In Aeschylus's Oresteia, Athena's motherless prestige services as a vital justification for absolving Orestes of the crime of matricide. In his safety of Orestes, Zeus argues that the daddy is extra very important than the mummy, utilizing Athena's "motherless" start as an example.

Conducting a detailed analyzing of severe works on Aeschylus's textual content, Jacobs unearths that psychoanalytic theorists have unwittingly reproduced the denial of Metis of their personal opinions. This repression, which might be present in the paintings of Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein in addition to within the paintings of extra modern theorists akin to André eco-friendly and Luce Irigaray, has ended in either an incomplete research of Oresteia and an lack of ability to account for the fantasies and subconscious tactics that fall outdoors the oedipal/patricidal paradigm.

By bringing the tale of Athena's mom, Metis, to the vanguard, Jacobs demanding situations the primacy of the Oedipus fantasy in Western tradition and psychoanalysis and introduces a daring new thought of matricide and maternal legislation. She unearths that the Metis fantasy exists in cryptic varieties inside of Aeschylus's textual content, uncovering what she phrases the "latent content material of the Oresteian myth," and argues that the occlusion of the legislations of the mummy is evidence of the patriarchal buildings underlying our modern social and psychic realities. Jacobs's paintings not just offers new perception into the Oresteian trilogy but additionally advances a postpatriarchal version of the symbolic order that has robust ramifications for psychoanalysis, feminism, and theories of illustration, in addition to for scientific perform and epistemology.

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Roy Vickery's Garlands, Conkers and Mother-Die PDF

By Roy Vickery

vegetation have had symbolic in addition to sensible meanings and makes use of because the starting of human civilisation. This vibrant account introduces readers to a wealthy number of British and Irish plant folklore, drawing on Roy Vickery's personal unsurpassed files collated over 40 years, and a variety of old and modern literature. in contrast to different books which re-use fabric accumulated within the Victorian period, this publication is predicated on new fabric amassed by means of the writer, and exhibits that whereas many of the wilder superstitions have pale we nonetheless grasp to the symbolic value of vegetation. placing conkers in wardrobes retains moths away, and parsley - the Devil's plant - basically germinates if sown on Good Friday. A potato in the mattress is helping get rid of cramp and in crawling lower than a bramble bush was once thought of a remedy for blackheads. From crops that foretold births and deaths, to natural treatments, planting and harvesting rituals, friendship timber and festive garlands this can be a ebook of wealthy and dwelling social background and folklore.

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Tristram Potter Coffin's The British Traditional Ballad in North America (American PDF

By Tristram Potter Coffin

Tristram Potter Coffin's The British conventional Ballad in North America, released in 1950, turned well-known because the regular connection with the broadcast fabric at the baby ballad in North the USA. Centering at the subject matter of tale version, the publication examines ballad version as a rule, treats the advance of the conventional ballad into an artwork shape, and offers a bibliographical advisor to tale edition in addition to a normal bibliography of titles talked about within the guide.

Roger deV. Renwick's complement to The British conventional Ballad in North America presents a radical evaluation of all resources of North American ballad fabrics released from 1963, the date of the final revision of the unique quantity, to 1977. The references, which come with released textual content fragments and released identify lists of things in archival collections, are prepared in line with each one ballad's tale diversifications. Textual and thematic comparisons between ballads within the British and American culture are made all through. In his introductory essay Renwick synthesizes a number of the theoretical methods to the phenomenon of version that experience seemed in scholarly courses given that 1963 and gives examples from texts spoke of within the bibliographical consultant itself.

The complement, like its guardian paintings, is a useful reference software for the examine of edition in ballad shape, content material, and elegance. including the reprinted textual content of the 1963 variation, the complement offers an exhaustive bibliography to the literature at the British conventional ballad in North America.

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Download PDF by S. Daniel Breslauer: Martin Buber on Myth (RLE Myth): An Introduction: Volume 1

By S. Daniel Breslauer

This booklet, first released in 1990, summarizes and evaluates the contribution of Martin Buber as a theorist of delusion. Buber presents specific instructions for realizing and comparing myths. He describes truth as twofold: humans stay both in an international of items, to which they relate as an issue controlling its gadgets, or in an international of self-conscious others, with whom one relates as fellow topics. people require either sorts of truth, but additionally a method of relocating from one to the opposite. Buber is familiar with myths as one such potential in which humans move from I-It fact to I-You assembly. In learning myths, he specializes in the myths within the traditions he understands most sensible, yet deals his recommendation and interpretation of mythology and scholarship approximately mythology generally.

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Get Ein Dichter im Krieg - Ernst Stadlers letzte Tage PDF

By Swetlana Krieger

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Deutsch - Erörterungen und Aufsätze, word: 2,3, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Unzählige Soldaten haben trotz der erschwerten Bedingungen des Krieges Tagebuch geführt. In Ergänzung zu Beschreibungen des Alltäglichen findet meist auch der Schrecken des Krieges Eingang in diese subjektive Schilderung der Geschehnisse. So fand auch der Dichter Ernst Stadler es für wichtig, nichts von dem Kriegs-Geschehen des Ersten Weltkrieges auszulassen und jeden Tag seines Frontaufenthaltes zu schildern.
Das Ziel dieser Arbeit besteht darin, anhand seiner täglichen Einträge in sein Kriegstagebuch, zu zeigen, wie ein Dichter es schafft, trotz der schrecklichen Lage und kaum ertragbaren Bedingungen, zuallererst ein Mensch zu bleiben und dann auch seine Handlungen als Soldat zu beweisen.
Außerdem habe ich mir die Freiheit genommen, die Bedeutung seines Kriegstagebuchs für ihn selbst deutlich zu machen und habe dann versucht, anhand einiger Vergleiche seine Einstellung zum Krieg aufzuzeigen. Für interessant hielt ich natürlich, seinen Umgang mit seinen Mitmenschen, welcher bis in die letzte Zeile des Kriegstagebuches vorzufinden battle.
Beim Durchlesen von Stadlers Kriegstagebuch stieß mir eine Kriegsszene besonders ins Auge, anhand welcher ich in dieser Arbeit dann versucht habe, die Rolle des Dichters als Soldat zu beleuchten.

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Download e-book for kindle: Quellenbuch zur krankenpflegerischen Tätigkeit der Basler by Gabriela Hofstetter

By Gabriela Hofstetter

...“aber trotzdem ist der Dienst an den Kranken wohl der herrlichste, den es gibt.“.
Fremdes und Vertrautes, das waren lebensbestimmende purpose der Basler Missionskrankenschwestern, die als unverheiratete Frauen einen Teil ihres Lebens in fernen Ländern verbrachten und Grenzen überschritten, in einer Zeit, in welcher der Grenzstein für Frauen genau markiert battle. Mutig und entschlossen stellten sie sich den Herausforderungen im fremden Land und wurden in der Regel auch nicht enttäuscht, im Gegenteil sie vollbrachten “aussergewöhnliches”.
Dieses Quellenbuch eröffnet den Zugang zu diesem wichtigen kapitel der Pflegegschichte. Gleichzeitig mit den missionarischen Quellen werden Originaltexte über die krankenpflegerische Tätigkeit von Missionskrankenschwestern vorgestellt. In der Tat sind entsprechende Untersuchungen zu diesem Thema bis heute rar. Trotz des expliziten Bezuges zu Missionskrankenschwestern geht es nicht eigentlich darum, ausschliesslich „Frauenquellen“ darzustellen. Der Zugang zu den Frauen erschliesst sich vielmehr auf indirektem Weg über die Männer; deshalb werden „Männerquellen“ genauso berücksichtigt.
Somit geben die hier ausgewählten, verschiedenen Originaldokumente einen guten Einblick in die Geschichte und den Werdegang von Missionskrankenschwestern.
Das Buch eignet sich hervorrragend für die Arbeit in Wissenschaft, Schule und Ausbildung.

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