Green popcorn and Irish whiskey: an analysis of the Moore family storytelling tradition

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Green popcorn and Irish whiskey: an analysis of the Moore family storytelling tradition

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Title: Green popcorn and Irish whiskey: an analysis of the Moore family storytelling tradition
Author: Moore, Megan
Keywords: oral tradition
feminist reading
folklore
Date: 2011-05
Abstract: Many social groups use different methods to enculturate and educate new members in their cultural norms as well as reaffirm the beliefs of the original or current members. In current research, The Moore and McTigue families use a particular method of matriarchal storytelling and ritual to reinforce the cultural beliefs and norms of the past into their new generations and members by marriage. The researcher who studies these families and their traditions must consider the particular festive occasion of this event and the effect that has on the tone of the stories as well as the environments in which these rituals are performed in determining the validity and effectiveness of these rituals as well as their particular agenda. Interviews with all participants were conducted over the two days around St. Patrick's Day 2010.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/10686

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  • 2011 Spring theses (MU) [20]
    The honors theses produced by the students of the Department of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011.

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