From within a Mumming Ceremony, 1992 PDF
- O'Brien, Kathleen
- From within a Mumming Ceremony
- 0.02 linear feet
- Collection Number
- 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.
- University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.
- 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
Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- mumming plays
- Geographical Names :
- Eugene (Or.)
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Beliefs and customs
- Fieldwork project