Folklore and Folklife: An Introduction

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 1982 - Literary Criticism - 561 pages
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"This introduction to the study of folklore and folklife contains an inspiring and spirited mixture of essays, theoretical contributions, practical instructions, and pure encyclopedia articles. It is a very well put together book, written by eighteen researchers who have something to say. One can see here that it is competent educators who have come forward and are narrating. . . . All in all it is a very use-oriented handbook with attractive typography and layout."—Iorn Pio, Journal of American Folklore
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Concepts of Folklore and Folklife Studies RICHARD M DORSON
1
THE FIELDS OF FOLKLIFE STUDIES
51
Oral Folklore 1 Folk Narrative linda degh
53
Narrative Folk Poetry w edson Richmond
85
Folk Epic felix j oinas
99
Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions ROGER D ABRAHAMS
117
Riddles roger d Abrahams and alan dundes
129
Folk Speech w edson Richmond
145
Folk Art henry glassie
253
Folk Architecture warren e Roberts
281
Folk Costume don yoder
295
Folk Cookery don yoder
325
Folk Arts 16 Folk Drama roger d Abrahams
351
Collecting Oral Literature
407
Recording Material Culture
431
Recording Traditional Music
445

Social Folk Custom 7 Festivals and Celebrations Robert j smith
159
Recreations and Games Robert a georges
173
Folk Medicine don yoder
191
Folk Religion john c messenger
217
Material Culture 11 Folk Crafts warren e Roberts
233
Folk Museum j geraint jenkins
497
The Cultural Geographer and Folklife
517
CONTRIBUTORS
533
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Richard M. Dorson (1916-1981) was Distinguished Professor of History and Folklore and director of the Folklore Institution at Indiana University.

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