Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Worldviews and the American West : the life of the place itself / edited by Polly Stewart [and others]
Published Logan : Utah State University Press, [2000]
Online access available from:
JSTOR Open Access    View Resource Record  
Project Muse Open Access eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (257 pages) : illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents 2. Language of Animals / Barry Lopez 9 -- Song 17 -- 3. Faith of our Fathers / George Venn 19 -- 4. Blue Shadows on Human Drama: The Western Songscape / Hal Cannon 31 -- Objects 37 -- 5. A Diversity of Dead Helpers: Folk Saints of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands / James S. Griffith 39 -- 6. Icons of Immortality: Forest Lawn and the American Way of Death / Elliott Oring 54 -- 7. Ride 'Em, Barbie Girl: Commodifying Folklore, Place, and the Exotic / Jeannie B. Thomas 65 -- 8. Tall Tales and Sales / Steve Siporin 87 -- Narrative 105 -- 9. Jesse James: An American Outlaw / C.W. Sullivan III 107 -- 10. John Campbell's Adventure, and the Ecology of Story / Jarold Ramsey 118 -- 11. Raven and the Tide: A Tlingit Narrative / Nora Marks Dauenhauer editor, Richard Dauenhauer, editor 135 -- Groups 151 -- 12. "Two Moonlight Rides and a Picnic Lunch": Memories of Childhood in a Logging Community / Twilo Scofield 153 -- 13. In Her Own Words: Women's Frontier Friendships in Letters, Diaries, and Reminiscences / Margaret K. Brady 162 -- 14. Concept of the West and Other Hindrances to the Study of Mormon Folklore / William A. Wilson 179 -- 15. Coquelle Indians and the Cultural "Black Hole" of the Southern Oregon Coast / George B. Wasson 191 -- 16. Visible Landscapes/Invisible People: Negotiating the Power of Representation in a Mining Community / Robert McCarl 211 -- Personal Essay 227 -- 17. Local Character / Kim Stafford 229
Summary A diverse group of writers and scholars follow the lead of noted folklorist Barre Toelken and consider, from the inside, the ways in which varied cultures in the American West understand and express their relations to the world around them. As Barre Toelken puts it in The Dynamics of Folklore, '''Worldview' refers to the manner in which a culture sees and expresses its relation to the world around it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-252)
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
Print version record
Subject Ethnophilosophy -- West (U.S.)
Folklore -- West (U.S.)
Group identity -- West (U.S.)
Minorities -- West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs.
West (U.S.) -- Civilization.
West (U.S.) -- Ethnic relations.
West (U.S.) -- In literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013.
LC no. 00010268
ISBN 0874214564 (electronic bk.)
9780874214567 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(hardback ; alk. paper)