The many forms of folklore and American identity…
AMST 326: American Folklore
Folklore is the unofficial expressive culture of small social groups connected by common experiences, beliefs, values, and knowledge. It can take many forms such as urban legends, rumors, family stories, festival practices, recipes, games, jokes, handicrafts, and spiritual beliefs. In this course, we will consider the richness of folklore in relation to the construction of American national, regional, ethnic, and community identities.
Fulfills the general education requirement: WI
About the Instructor
Dr. Heather Diamond is the former curator of Iolani Palace and teaches courses in American Studies and Anthropology. She is the author of American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition.
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