Folklore and the Internet

Vernacular Expression in a Digital World

edited by Trevor J. Blank

Folklore and the Internet is a pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. It shows 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. McNeill, Elizabeth Tucker, and William Westerman showcase ways in which the Internet both shapes and is shaped by folklore.

 

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Trevor Blank photoTrevor J. Blank is associate professor of communication at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He is the editor of Folklore and the Internet and Folk Culture in the Digital Age, coeditor of Tradition in the Twenty-First Century, and author of The Last Laugh: Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age and Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Folklore and the Internet. Follow him on Twitter: @trevorjblank.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $27.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-750-6
  • Ebook Price: $21.95
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-751-3
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Trevor J. Blank
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-750-6