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Dow, James R.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 157 publications in 4 languages and 6,485 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Anecdotes  Conference papers and proceedings  Classification  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
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Most widely held works about James R Dow
 
Most widely held works by James R Dow
The Facts on File encyclopedia of world mythology and legend by Anthony S Mercatante( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetical entries provide an understanding of the tremendous influence of world mythology and legend on Western art and literature. Coverage encompasses more than 2,500 myths and legends from around the world and throughout the ages--from Aesop's fables to the myths of Micronesia and Voodooism
Wyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speech by Susan D Dow( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and ethnicity( )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore and fascism : the Reich Institute for German Volkskunde by Hannjost Lixfeld( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore and Fascism explores the genesis of the Reich Institute for German Folklore during World War I and the time of the Weimar Republic. When the National Socialists came to power in 1933, they recognized that such an organization could serve their purposes of coordinating the political and social orders. When the Nazis gave their support to the formation of the Institute, respected folklorists were swept up in this movement, which promised a realization of their dreams of a pan-German Folklore Center. Lixfeld discusses numerous folklorists in this volume, but special attention is paid to scholars such as John Meier and Adolf Spamer, who had long nurtured and promoted the idea of a Reichsinstitut but assumed an ambiguous stance in their dealings with the fascists. Lixfeld shows that two of the most powerful Nazi ideologists seized on the idea of such an institute and detailed plans to implement it. Alfred Rosenberg, the Commissioner for the Supervision of All Intellectual and World View Schooling and Education of the NSDAP, worked toward an advanced school that would help to implement the Reichsinstitut. Heinrich Himmler, who ran the rival SS Office of Ancestral Inheritance, was also involved in the plan to set up the Institute. Their purpose was always quite clear: the creation of a vehicle for disseminating the new National Socialist world-view. Lixfeld documents how "respectable" German folklorists willingly worked with the Nazis, paving the way for an inhuman concept of the "volk" and the nation. Nazi archival documents he uncovered in the former East Germany explode the myth of "two German folklores"--A folklore of willing Nazi collaborators and one of unwitting collaborators
The Nazification of an academic discipline : folklore in the Third Reich( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the involvement of German and Austrian folklorists with the institutions and ideology of the Third Reich. In his introduction, James Dow traces the roots of this Nazification of folklore to the Nazis' exploitation of eighteenth-century concepts and philosophies. Contributors examine the establishment of folklore departments at German and Austrian universities during the National Socialist era; the perversion of the discipline for political ends by the government; and the attempt to establish a pan-German Reich Institute as an instrument of a fascist ideology. The establishment of departments of Volkskunde offered scholars the opportunity to broaden the base of their discipline. Ambition led many to implicitly and explicitly support the aims of their Nazi benefactors. Although not all the scholars in positions of authority were Party members, most became tools of a regime obsessed with its own racist mythology. In the postwar years there was no attempt to investigate this abuse of folklore. Instead, a legend of two folklores evolved - one of a racially biased and tainted discipline and one of a discipline that maintained itself above Nazi aims and manipulations. Here German and Austrian scholars examine this long-unexplored past in recent essays, now made available to the English-speaking world. Also included are previously unpublished documents that laid the groundwork for the National Socialists' perversion of folklore
German folklore : a handbook by James R Dow( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gives high school students, general readers, and undergraduates a systematic introduction to German folklore."--Jacket
Focus on Language and Ethnicity : Essays in honor of Joshua A. Fishman. Volume 2 by James R Dow( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impressive collection of theoretical perspectives and empirical data which includes papers on Catalan, Galician, Tagalog, and the minority languages of Kenya. Most of the contributions deal with ethnic minorities in North America: language maintenance and shift and cultural aspects of various language minorities' as well as Judeo-English and Yiddish spoken by children of Jewish immigrants
German Volkskunde : a decade of theoretical confrontation, debate, and reorientation (1967-1977) by James R Dow( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of European ethnology in Austria by James R Dow( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages and lives : essays in honor of Werner Enninger( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Himmler's Cultural Commissions : programmed plunder in Italy and Yugoslavia by James R Dow( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German scholars were early pioneers in folklore and historical linguistics. As the Nazis rose to power, however, these disciplines were distorted into racist pseudoscience. Under the direction of Heinrich Himmler's SS-Ahnenerbe (ancestral inheritance), folklore became a tool for constructing a unified German realm and a manufactured lineage from ancient and 'pure' Germanic and Nordic blood.Drawing on extensive research in public and private archives and interviews with family members of fieldworkers, James R. Dow uncovers both details of the SS cultural commissions' work and the continuing vestiges of the materials they assembled. Teams of poorly qualified and ideologically motivated collectors were sent to South Tyrol in Italy and Gottschee in Slovenian Yugoslavia, from which ethnically German communities were to be resettled in the German Reich. Although a mass of information on narratives, songs and dances, beliefs, customs, local clothing and architecture, and folk speech was collected, the research was deeply tainted and skewed by racialist and nationalist preconditions. Dow sharply critiques the continued use of these ersatz archives
Zimbrische Gesamtgrammatik : vergleichende Darstellung der zimbrischen Dialekte by Bruno Schweizer( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akten des 7. Essener Kolloquiums über "Minoritätensprachen/Sprachminoritäten" : vom 14.-17.6. 1990, an der Universität Essen by Essener Kolloquium( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Zimbrische zwischen Germanisch und Romanisch( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Völkische Wissenschaft : Gestalten und Tendenzen der deutschen und österreichischen Volkskunde in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on language maintenance and language shift( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angewandte Volkstumsideologie : Heinrich Himmlers Kulturkommissionen in Südtirol und der Gottschee by James R Dow( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on language maintenance and language shift( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language planning( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World mythology and legend : the Facts on File encyclopedia of. by Anthony S Mercatante( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than a thousand alphabetized, cross-referenced entries on myths, legends, folktales, and fables from around the world and related figures, settings, and topics, and includes black-and-white illustrations, an annotated bibliography, and a cultural and ethnic index. This volume covers M-Z
 
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Wyoming folklore : reminiscences, folktales, beliefs, customs, and folk speechFolklore and fascism : the Reich Institute for German VolkskundeGerman folklore : a handbookThe study of European ethnology in AustriaWorld mythology and legend : the Facts on File encyclopedia of.
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Dow, James Raymond 1946-

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