"Following Tradition" is an expansive examination of the history of tradition "one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage" in Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness." As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study American culture. Folklore, history, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and others assign different ...

Following Tradition 1998, Utah State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780874212396

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