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Author Cashman, Ray.

Title Storytelling on the northern Irish border : characters and community / Ray Cashman
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 283 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Contents Goals and orientations -- Aghyaran : a sense of place and history -- Ceilis as storytelling contexts -- Wakes as storytelling contexts -- Local character anecdotes -- The wider range of storytelling genres -- Anecdotes and the literary character -- Anecdotes and the local character -- Anecdote cycles and personality traits -- Patterns and implications -- Storytelling, commemoration, and identity
Summary More than quaint local color, folklore is a crucial part of life in Aghyaran, a mixed Catholic-Protestant border community in Northern Ireland. Neighbors socialize during wakes and ceilis-informal nighttime gatherings-without regard to religious, ethnic, or political affiliation. The witty, sometimes raucous stories swapped on these occasions offer a window into Aghyaran residents' views of self and other in the wake of decades of violent conflict. Through anecdotes about local characters, participants explore the nature of community and identity in ways that transcend Catholic or Protestan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275) 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. MiAaHDL
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Subject Storytelling -- Northern Ireland -- Castlederg
Aghyaran (Castlederg, Northern Ireland) -- Folklore
Northern Ireland -- Castlederg
Genre/Form Folklore
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008015964
ISBN 025300568X