At Play in Belfast: Children’s Folklore and Identities in by Donna M. Lanclos

By Donna M. Lanclos

Donna M. Lanclos writes approximately young ones at the university playgrounds of working-class Belfast, Northern eire, utilizing their very own phrases to teach how they form their social identities. The suggestion that kid's voices and views needs to be incorporated in a piece approximately early life is valuable to the e-book. Lanclos explores kid's folklore, together with skipping rhymes, clapping video games, and "dirty" jokes, from 5 Belfast basic colleges (two Protestant, Catholic, and one mixed). She listens for what she will be able to know about gender, relations, adult-child interactions, and Protestant/Catholic tensions. Lanclos often notes violent topics within the folklore and conversations that point out childrens are conscious of the truth during which they reside. yet while, young ones face up to being marginalized by means of adults who attempt to guard them from this reality.

For Lanclos, kid's studies stimulate discussions approximately tradition and society. In her phrases, "Children's daily lives are extra than simply training for his or her futures, yet are lifestyles itself."

At Play in Belfast is a quantity within the Rutgers sequence in youth stories, edited by way of Myra Bluebond-Langner.

Show description

Read Online or Download At Play in Belfast: Children’s Folklore and Identities in Northern Ireland PDF

Similar mythology & folk tales books

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman mythology

Encyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology offers over 1,400 complete A–Z entries of the myths and legends of historical Greece and Rome. The entries are cross-referenced the place applicable, and an in depth bibliography is equipped. Entries contain Heracles and Alexander the nice, and geographical beneficial properties resembling the islands of the Blessed and Dardanelles.

The Everything Classical Mythology Book: Greek and Roman Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters from Ares to Zeus

Pleasing and academic, The every little thing Classical Mythology publication is a wonderful creation to historic Greek and Roman mythology. For these people who can't recount the twelve labours of Hercules, how Odysseus tricked the Trojans, why the word ''Achilles Heel' was once first coined, or how Medusa was once slain, this finished quantity will supply solutions to those and thousands extra enquiries.

Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge And Its Transmission Through Myth

Ever because the Greeks coined the language we generally use for medical description, mythology and technological know-how have constructed individually. yet what got here earlier than the Greeks? What if shall we end up that every one myths have one universal foundation in a celestial cosmology? What if the gods, the areas they lived, and what they did are yet ciphers for celestial job, a language for the perpetuation of complicated astronomical info?

Didyma: Apollo's Oracle, Cult, and Companions

This e-book describes the actual environment of the Oracle of Apollo at Didyma, together with the good temple and different constructions in the sanctuary; the heritage of the oracle; the method of session; the shape and content material of the god's replies; and the id of the experts.
The writer uses the ample literary and epigraphical facts, which he knew in detail. he's less skeptical than he was once in his recognized paintings at the Delphic Oracle--he accepts approximately all of the recorded responses as having been truly added at Didyma. He offers textual content, translation, and a priceless statement for every. ..

Extra resources for At Play in Belfast: Children’s Folklore and Identities in Northern Ireland

Example text

In analyzing what kids do among themselves, anthropologists have access to issues that are relevant to all people, of all ages. Too often, children’s folklore is read simply as text, or song, without regard for the actual performances or context within which those performances took place, but these should also provide fodder for academic analysis. Although the narrative in Chapter 1 is somewhat linear, I attempt to provide a sense of the simultaneity of the folklore events: while one group is playing a skipping game, another is playing football, and still another a game of Change Corners.

Tony knows that Corinne will get teased that she likes him if anyone else notices, and so keeps switching his knife and fork so they are exactly opposite those of Corinne. 27 Three P7 girls at another table are finished eating, but aren’t allowed to go out yet, until everyone’s done, so they pass the time playing Chico Chico. They lay their hands, palms up, on top of their neighbors’, so they form a rough circle (more of a triangle, since it’s only three). One girl slaps the palm of the girl to her left with her right palm, and that action is repeated around the circle.

While many children became familiar faces, and I considered several to be my friends, I never knew all of them by name. My knowledge of what class they were in was far more consistent and accurate, because that age-based category was so frequently noted by the kids Introduction 19 themselves. S. 2), nor did they always know my name. ” The class groupings in Northern Irish primary schools, as is the case in the rest of Britain, Ireland, the United States, and most parts of the world that use the Western European model of schooling, are based on age ranges: P1 is four to five years old, P2 is five to six, P3 is six to seven, P4 is seven to eight, P5 is eight to nine, P6 is nine to ten, and P7 is ten to eleven.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 39 votes