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Abrahams, Roger D.

Overview
Works: 120 works in 378 publications in 2 languages and 14,037 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Discographies  Sources  Bibliography  Folk tales  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Other, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: GR111.A47, 398.208907
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Roger D Abrahams
 
Most widely held works by Roger D Abrahams
Afro-American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 107 tales demonstrate the ways an uprooted people have drawn from the traditions of their past to fashion a life in the New World
African folktales : traditional stories of the Black world by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 95 tales from the region south of of the Sahara Desert--stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms
Singing the master : the emergence of African American culture in the plantation south by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the American South before the Civil War, a harvest celebration developed surrounding the shucking of the corn each autumn. This event brought together both slave and master, with the slaves encouraged to perform. Thanks to the reports of visitors and foreigners, the corn-shucking ceremony became a representative scene of plantation life. In Singing the Master, Roger Abrahams reconstructs the genesis of the celebration--and offers a controversial and radical interpretation of the occasion. Tracing the origins of the ceremony to the English custom of harvest home, Abrahams shows how the slaves, encouraged to express their African cultural heritage, transformed a chance for performance and self-expression into an opportunity for moral and social commentary--an occasion to mock and ridicule their masters. Abrahams also analyzes the corn-shucking ceremony's fascinating dual cultural legacy--how the African American performance style influenced white culture as it was adapted and imitated by whites in minstrel and vaudeville shows; and also how the bardic role of the performer, the subversive treatment of authority, and interplay with the audience are present in African American performance style today
Anglo-American folksong style by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and cultural diversity in American education by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major aim of this book is to teach present or prospective teachers how to recognize the linguistic and cultural differences of their students. The essays selected for the anthology attempt to show how to make education more meaningful for the student by upgrading teachers' attitudes about minority cultures, developing a sensitivity to behavioral differences, achieving a perspective of praise, and striving to teach by recognizing and getting beyond one's own sense of cultural bias. Articles are grouped in these areas: (1) the problem, (2) cultures in education, (3) language, (4) sociolinguistics, (5) Black English, and (6) applications. An index is provided. (Author/RL)
Jump-rope rhymes, a dictionary by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positively black by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man-of-words in the West Indies : performance and the emergence of Creole culture by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-American folk culture : an annotated bibliography of materials from North, Central, and South America, and the West Indies by John F Szwed( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the cane-fields of the ante-bellum south, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition (Choice). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining how the world was created and got to be the way it is, to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They includes stories set down in travelers' reports and plantation journals from the early nineteenth century, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean
Counting-out rhymes : a dictionary( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A singer and her songs; Almeda Riddle's book of ballads by Almeda Riddle( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep the water, shallow the shore; three essays on shantying in the West Indies by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking Black by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains essays which focus on the systems of communication that operate within and between various social segments of Afro-American communities in the United States. The essays are presented under the following headings: (1) "Getting Into It: Black Talk, Black Life and the Academic," (2) "'Talking My Talk': Black Talk Varieties and Social Segmentation," with the essays "Black English and the Ethnography of Communication, ""Black English as a System of Speaking Behavior, ""Life-Styles and Career Alternatives, ""Language and Peer-Grouping, ""Man-Talk and Woman-Talk," and "Black English and Social Values, "; (3) "Talking Black on the Streets," with the essays "The Play Dimension, ""The Speech Continuum on the Streets, ""A Taxonomy of Speech Events," and "Discussing Some of the Terms, "; (4) "Negotiating Respect: Patterns of Presentation among Black Women," with the essays "'Testimonies' and 'Accounts', ""The Affirming Negations in the Opposition of the House and the Street, ""Negotiating at Home with Children, ""Negotiating with Men, ""Talking Sweet and Smart to Each Other," and "Respectability and Black Culture"; and (5) "Digging, Being Cool, Doing Your Thing (Not Necessarily in That Order)," with the essays "Doing Your Thing: Afro-Amerikanische Aufheben, ""The Importance of Coming on Bad," and "Can You Dig It?" (Clk)
"And other neighborly names" : social process and cultural image in Texas folklore( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues for New Orleans : Mardi Gras and America's Creole soul by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the creole heritage of Mardi Gras, and considers the fate of the celebration in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Everyday life : a poetics of vernacular practices by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyday Life explores the entire range of social gatherings, from chance encounters and casual conversations to well-rehearsed performances in theaters and stadiums. Roger D. Abrahams ties the everyday to those more intense experiences of playful celebration and serious power displays and shows how these seemingly disparate entities are cut from the same cloth of human communication."--Jacket
Discovering Afro-America by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the living and the dead by Roger D Abrahams( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Afro-American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World
Alternative Names
Abrahams, Roger 1933-

Roger D. Abrahams Folklorist

アブラハム, ロジャー・D.

アブラハムズ, ロジャー・D

Languages
English (168)

Japanese (2)

Covers
African folktales : traditional stories of the Black worldSinging the master : the emergence of African American culture in the plantation southAfrican American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New WorldDeep the water, shallow the shore; three essays on shantying in the West IndiesBlues for New Orleans : Mardi Gras and America's Creole soulEveryday life : a poetics of vernacular practices