Folklore Faculty Reading Recommendations

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Robert Cantwell:

Bourdieu, Pierre. The Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.

Bourdieu, Pierre. The Logic of Practice. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1980.

Harvey, David. The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. Wiley-Blackwell, 1991.

Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 1990.

MacCannell, Dean. The Tourist: A New Theory of the Leisure Class. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Nussbaum, Martha. Sex and Social Justice. Oxford University Press, 2000.

Rawls, John. Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001.

Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom. Norwell: Anchor, 2000.

Marcie Ferris:

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill:
The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Hale, Grace Elizabeth. Making Whitness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940. New York: Vintage, 1999.

Joyner, Charles. Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Ownby, Ted, ed. Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South. Jackson:
University Press of Mississippi, 2007.

Temple Kirby, Jack.Rural Worlds Lost: The American South, 1920-1960. Baton Rouge:
Louisiana State University Press, 1986.

William Ferris:

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life. Norwell: Anchor, 1996.

Faulkner, William. Absalom! Absalom! New York: Modern Library, 1993.

Kubler, George. The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962.

Walker, Alice. In Search of our Mother’s Gardens: Womanist Prose. New

York: Mariner Books, 1984.

Walker, Alice. To Hell With Dying. New York: Mariner Books, 1988.

Welty, Eudora. “Place in Fiction”, Collected Essays. New York, 1994.

Bernard Herman:

Attfield, Judy. Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life. London: Berg Publishers, 2000.

DuBois, Page. Sappho is Burning. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1997.

Meskell, Lynn. Object Worlds of Ancient Egypt: Material Biographies Past and Present. London: Berg Publishers, 2004.

Ponge, Francis. Things. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1971.

Stewart, Susan. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. Durham:
Duke University Press Books, 1993.

Glenn Hinson:

Agee, James and Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,1941.

Lassiter, Luke Eric. The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Tyson, Timothy. Blood Done Sign My Name.  New York: Crown, 2004.

Robinson, Marilynne. Gilead. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

Katherine Roberts:
Abu-Lughod, Lila. “Zones of Theory in the Anthropology of the Arab World.” Annual Review of Anthropology
Vol. 18, 1989: pp. 267-306.

Alexander, Christopher. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Tsing, Anna. Friction:  An Ethnography of Global Connection. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Patricia Sawin:

Bakhtin, M.M. The Dialogic Imagination. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.

Bauman, Richard. Story, performance, and event: Contextual studies of oral narrative. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Lawless, Elaine. Women Escaping Violence: Empowerment through Narrative. Columbia and London:
University of Missouri Press, 2001.

Shuman, Amy. Other People’s Stories: Entitlement Claims and the Critique of Empathy. Urbana and Chicago:
University of Illinois Press, 2005.