ERIC Number: ED390760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide.
Taylor, David A.
This booklet has two main purposes: (1) to promote understanding of maritime cultural heritage; and (2) to provide an introduction to the methods for identifying and documenting common maritime traditions. The guide is intended for non-professional researchers and community groups who wish to explore their own maritime cultural heritage. It also may be useful to professionals in fields such as marine biology, fisheries extension, community planning, and education who are trying to understand the cultural aspects of maritime activities, as well as to students and lay persons working on projects under the direction of professional folklorists, anthropologists, historians, preservationists, cultural geographers, and other specialists in cultural studies. The booklet includes examples of common maritime traditions and methods used to document them, as well as offering suggestions for projects to disseminate collected information and appendixes containing examples of fieldnotes, a step-by-step description of the documentation of a small boat's hull shape, and sample forms for collecting and organizing information and obtaining informants' consent. A bibliography of important publications supplements the resources provided here. (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Folk Culture, Heritage Education, Higher Education, Local History, Maritime Education, Navigation, Seafarers, Social History, United States History
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Community; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. American Folklife Center.
Note: This guide is a product of a joint project of the American Folklife Center and the Bureau of Florida Floklife Program, Florida Department of State.