From within a Mumming Ceremony, 1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
O'Brien, Kathleen
Title
From within a Mumming Ceremony
Dates
1992
Quantity
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
1992_004
Summary
Kathleen O'Brien was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The author explores the English mumming ceremony as a pagan historical outgrowth and as conventional entertainment, finally settling on a functionalistic orientation. In this sense, muming both affirms social and cultural values, while mumming as "play" subverts them. The discussion is lively and informative, particularly in its examination of mumming as socially and culturally subersive elements.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Folder
1 Master sheet
1 Project release form
1 Essay
1 Folklore texts
1 Interview transcript

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Americans
  • British
  • Men
  • mumming plays
  • Women
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Beliefs and customs
  • Celebrations
  • Fieldwork project
  • Rituals