Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Implied NowhereAbsence in Folklore Studies$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Shelley Ingram, Willow G. Mullins, and Todd Richardson

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496822956

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 26 September 2021

The Folklore of Small Things

The Folklore of Small Things

Chapter:
(p.118) The Folklore of Small Things
Source:
Implied Nowhere
Author(s):

Willow G. Mullins

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496822956.003.0008

Folklore has often perceived itself as a study of the marginalized, the non-elite, the vernacular, but folklorists have often sought out examples of excellence within the each genre. While folklorists have tried to show the extraordinariness of the commonplace by highlighting the moment of folkloric immanence, vignettes, as John Dorst describes them, have tended towards the opposite, the shockingly mundane, the small things. One might wonder what has been missed in the search for the moments of performative excellence that have traditionally been the focus of folklore research. What of the folklore of small things, the folklore that appears in unrecorded moments, just before or after the recorder is on or in spaces where we did not think to record in the first place because we were off the folklorist clock?

Keywords:   Ethnography, Vernacular, Daily life, Women's folklore, Work

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.