Title Putting folklore to use / Michael Owen Jones, editor
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 264 pages) : illustrations
Series Publications of the American Folklore Society, new series
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series (Unnumbered)
Contents How can acting like a fieldworker enrich pluralistic education? / Judith E. Haut -- Folklore in museums : issues and applications / Jo Farb Hernandez -- Aiding the homeless : the use of narratives in diagnosis and intervention / Marjorie Bard -- Folklife, cultural conservation, and environmental planning / Benita J. Howell -- Folklore and medicine / David J. Hufford -- Democratizing art therapy / Kristin G. Congdon -- Designing public spaces for people's symbolic uses / Sara Selene Faulds -- A folklorist's approach to organizational behavior (OB) and organization development (OD) / Michael Owen Jones -- Moving toward responsible tourism : a role for folklore / Elke Dettmer -- Serving the public : an assessment of work in public sector folklore / Betty J. Belanus -- Promoting self-worth among the aging / David Shuldiner -- Reflecting and creating an occupation's image / Sue Samuelson -- Helping craftsmen and communities survive : folklore and economic development / Patricia Atkinson Wells
Summary How can acting like a folklore fieldworker help a teacher reduce intergroup stereotyping and increase students' self-esteem? How can adopting a folklore fieldworker's point of view when interviewing patients help practitioners render health care more effectively? How can using folklore research help rural communities survive and thrive? Thirteen folklorists provide answers to these and other questions and demonstrate the many ways folklore can be put to use. Their essays, commissioned for this volume and edited by Michael Owen Jones, apply the methods and insights of modern folklore research to thirteen different professions and areas of practical concern. The authors, all of whom have themselves put folklore to use in the fields they describe, consider applications in detail and explain how folkloristic concepts and techniques can enhance the work of various professions. Their essays explore applications in such areas as museums, aiding the homeless, environmental planning, art therapy, designing public spaces, organization development, tourism, the public sector, aging, and creating an occupation's image. The first book of its kind, Putting Folklore to Use provides guidance to folklorists but also informs practitioners in other fields about how to use folklore studies to augment their own studies
Analysis Applied folklore United States
Folklore United States Research
United States Social life and customs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Applied folklore -- United States.
Folklore -- Research -- United States.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Jones, Michael Owen.
ISBN (paper ; recycled, alk. paper)
(cloth ; recycled, alk. paper)
(paper ; recycled, alk. paper)
(cloth ; recycled, alk. paper)