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Mumming in outport Newfoundland

Gerald M. Sider

Mumming in outport Newfoundland

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Published by New Hogtown Press in Toronto .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador,
  • Newfoundland and Labrador.,
  • Newfoundland.
    • Subjects:
    • Mumming -- Newfoundland and Labrador,
    • Christmas -- Newfoundland,
    • Newfoundland and Labrador -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementGerald M. Sider.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGT4987.15 .S53
      The Physical Object
      Pagination31 p. ;
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4488118M
      LC Control Number79317348

      It can be as intricate as a musical drama with song, narration and dance, or as simple as a Halloween dress-up, but they all share the same ambience of folklore celebration and community bonding. Folklore recordings and publications in folklore, partly in its genuine form, partly reshaped, began to appear in increasing numbers. They might wear long underwear, oilskins, sheets and quilts. Now we have a full explanation.

      Pivotal tohisperspective isthe two-sidedness of outport Newfoundland:the mutualityand isolationthat manifestthemselves in the intimacyand antagonism of cuffers mocking stories thatrecreate thepastbyattending toitinways thataretrueonageneral level,untrue asto specifics, and aim to 'takein' the audience ,mumming's concealments and revelations,or scoffs dinner partieswhereall of the food hasbeenstolenor 'bucked'from otherproducers thatareuninvited. Sophisticated marketing techniques produce a highly compressed showcase of talent, ranging from contemporary folksingers to demonstrations of traditional weaving. They usually carried their own musical instruments to play, singing and dancing in every house they visited. Author Index to Book Reviews This index lists books about Newfoundland by author, but does not contain every book by every author. Norton, There are some collections of superstitions and supernatural tales, mainly from Nova Scotia.

      John's Newfoundland, and documented in a whimsical book entitled, "A Public Nuisance", published Mumming in outport Newfoundland book See Filewood, and Nothof, In the first place, they built up a prodigious large fire in their house; all hands then assembled before the door, and one of them fired a gun, loaded with powder only; afterwards each of them drank a dram of rum; concluding the ceremony with three cheers. The tradition was picked up in Great Britaina tiny bit closer. When the family fishery grew during nineteenth-century, mumming waxed, and when the factory fishery grew during the twentieth-century, mumming waned. To bring this narrative to life, the book situates Blackwood's prints in time and psace by looking at the history of Newfoundland and the people who settled there.


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Mumming in outport Newfoundland by Gerald M. Sider Download PDF Ebook

Merchantcapital's distance from production itselfallowed 'traditionalism' to flourishin theoutports. John's, Newfoundland. I am also a passionate Canadianist, primed to discover any transplantations that make their way to our shores, often resulting in some great cultural hybrids.

Black Ice: David Blackwood: Prints of Newfoundland

Men would sometimes dress as women and women as men. Anthropologist Gerald Sider argues that Christmas customs changed when the servant fishery in which merchants owned the boats and fishing gear became a family Mumming in outport Newfoundland book in which extended families owned the boats and fishing gear.

The material folk culture of Anglo-Canadians attracted much interest as a consequence of the Centennial celebrations. And lest this fascination with Newfoundland mummers gets way too serious, forgetting that its all Mumming in outport Newfoundland book having a lark with some friends and taking the mickey out of one or two of the hosts, one can do no better than read "The Mummers Song" by Bud Davidge This body of folktale also features international tales of magic, many of which have been traced to pre-Christian sources.

Oil: Resources and Rural Development It is but natural to suppose that the noise which they made their house being Mumming in outport Newfoundland book six feet from the head of my bed together with the apprehension of seeing my house in flames, prevented me from once closing my eyes.

It isundeniable that,beyondthesethreedifferentcontexts, regionalfactors havealsocontributedto shapemore or lesspermanentlythe characterof working-class struggle. The introductory chapters developthe meaningof cultureasan activeforcein historyand sustain theratherlargeclaimthatbecause class issuch adynamic, fluidprocess, in whichtherelations withina class areassignificant asthoseamongclasses, cultureis'whereclass becomes dynamic;wherethe linesof antagonism and alliance cometogetherandapart' 9.

Bonaventure's College Hisbookis undoubtedlythe first major attempt to explorehow merchantcapital conditioned class domination, cultivating a hegemony thatwascontradictory enoughtosustain formsof accommodation andresistance. Elsewhere abroad, the exodus of native sons and daughters to Canada, and their early experiences as immigrants in this country, have stimulated the production of entire cycles of songs and stories about immigrating to Canada, cycles which in turn enter into the folklore of the original countries.

Siderthenmoves tointroduce theterrain of his illustration,the particularhistoricaldevelopmentof the fisheryin Newfoundland, anditsrelevance in understanding thecomplexity ofmodern social relations forgedwithinspecific kindsofcapitalandstateformation. Entertainers performed for cake and ale. Christmas doesn't begin for me until I hear Father Christmas come crashing through a pub door, demanding "room, room, room I do declare.

George Cartwright, a merchant and British Army Officer, claimed he had no choice but to tolerate the custom of Yule as servants practiced it.

Photograph by Stephen Hay.But I was not very keen on studying Newfoundland mummering. I thought that the book had, quite literally, been written on that tradition (6) by Herbert Halpert and George Story () and was eager to research and write about something edgy: blackface and minstrel theatre in Newfoundland.

Mumming in Outport Newfoundland. Toronto: New. Stephen Hay When we think of Christmas in Newfoundland and Labrador, mumming comes to mind, the famous tradition of visiting in disguise.[1] Yet, this is just one of many Christmas customs that Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans enjoyed.

Newfoundland and Labrador holiday customs during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century included burning the Yule log and. Want to know when ABC: Antiques, Books & Collectibles adds new books to this category?

Notify me.Dec 12, pdf The village of Epworth, Newfoundland, pdf Placentia Bay, during the s. The fish flakes for drying cod are built out over the water of the small harbour.

'Mum's' the word around Christmas

My parents immigrated from Newfoundland to Toronto in the s, in the days prior Mumming in outport Newfoundland book Confederation. As a child, I heard tales of the Christmas celebrations in Burin.Mumming in an outport fishing download pdf a description and suggestions of the cognitive complex / by James C.

Faris --IX. The disguises of Newfoundland mummers / by J.D.A. Widdowson and Herbert Halpert --X. Mummers in Newfoundland history: a survey of the printed record / by G.M. Story --XI. Newfoundland mummers' plays: three printed texts.Ebook the Paperback Ebook Black Ice: David Blackwood: Prints of Newfoundland by Katharine Lochnan at 42comusa.com, Canada's largest bookstore.

Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. David Blackwood was born in in the outport community of Wesleyville, to a family with a long seafaring history.

Recognized as an artistic prodigy, he.

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