Trevor J. Blank

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Diagnosing Folklore

Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

University Press of Mississippi

How the collision of folk understandings with medical definitions affect disability and stigma

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Folklore and the Internet

Vernacular Expression in a Digital World

Edited by Trevor J. Blank
Utah State University Press
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Tradition in the Twenty-First Century

Locating the Role of the Past in the Present

Utah State University Press

 In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century, eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources of tradition and accounting for the conceptual boundaries of tradition, but in the modern era, expanded means of communication, research, and travel, along with globalized cultural and economic interdependence, have complicated these pursuits. Tradition is thoroughly embedded in both modern life and at the center of folklore studies, and a modern understanding of tradition cannot be fully realized without a thoughtful consideration of the past’s role in shaping the present.

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Folk Culture in the Digital Age

The Emergent Dynamics of Human Interaction

Edited by Trevor J. Blank
Utah State University Press
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Slender Man Is Coming

Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet

Utah State University Press

An unprecedented folkloric take on Slender Man, analyzing him within the framework of contemporary legend studies, “creepypastas,” folk belief, and children’s culture.

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Folklore and Social Media

Utah State University Press

Ten years after the publication of the foundational edited collection Folklore and the Internet, Andrew Peck and Trevor J. Blank bring an essential update of scholarship to the study of digital folklore, Folklore and Social Media.

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