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Title Folklore and the Internet : vernacular expression in a digital world / edited by Trevor J. Blank.

Publication Info. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (x, 260 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-253) and index.
Contents Toward a conceptual framework for the study of folklore and the Internet / Trevor J. Blank -- Digitizing and virtualizing folklore / Simon J. Bronner -- Guardians of the living : characterization of missing women on the Internet / Elizabeth Tucker -- The end of the Internet : a folk response to the provision of infinite choice / Lynne S. McNeill -- The forward as folklore : studying e-mailed humor / Russell Frank -- Epistemology, the sociology of knowledge, and the Wikipedia userbox controversy / William Westerman -- Crusading on the vernacular Web : the folk beliefs and practices of online spiritual warfare / Robert Glenn Howard -- Ghosts in the machine : mourning the MySpace dead / Robert Dobler -- Public folklore in Cyberspace / Gregory Hansen -- Webography of public folklore resources / compiled by Gregory Hansen.
Summary A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice, and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the Internet as a significant medium for generating, transmitting, documenting, and preserving folklore. In a set of new, insightful essays, contributors Trevor J. Blank, Simon J. Bronner, Robert Dobler, Russell Frank, Gregory Hansen, Robert Glenn Howard, Lynne S. McNeil.
Note Print version record.
Subject Folklore and the Internet.
Folklore -- Computer network resources.
Digital communications.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
COMPUTERS -- Internet -- General.
Added Author Blank, Trevor J.
Other Form: Print version: Folklore and the Internet. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2009 9780874217506 (DLC) 2009026813 (OCoLC)422761150
ISBN 9780874217513 (electronic bk.)
0874217512 (electronic bk.)
9780874217506 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
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