American Folklore Scholarship

American Folklore Scholarship : A Dialogue of Dissent

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American Folklore Scholarship is rich reading, outlining the intellectual genealogy of American folklore and delivering many interesting historical tidbits. Folklore teachers will want to use this book in their introductory theory classes, while doctoral students will want to memorize the book before their qualifying exams." -Folklore Forum... a welcome overview of the discipline in North America and the practitioners who established it." -American AnthropologistIn this classic text, Zumwalt examines the split between literary folklorists and anthropological folklorists. The former looked at literary forms for folklore; the latter looked at the life and unwritten culture of the people. This struggle shaped the study of folklore in the U.S.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.1 x 233.9 x 16mm | 335.66g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204720
  • 9780253204721

About Rosemary Levy Zumwalt

ROSEMARY LEVY ZUMWALT is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Davidson College.show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Alan DundesPreface1. Discipline and Identity2. American Folklore Studies: Field and Scope3. The Schism in Folklore4. Literary Folklorists5. The Anthropological Folklorists6. Approaches to Folklore: The Literary and the Anthropological7. Remnants of the past in the present: Conflict in Contemporary Folklore TheoryNotesArchival SourcesAbbreviationsBibliographyIndexshow more

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"American Folklore Scholarship is rich reading, outlining the intellectual genealogy of American folklore and delivering many interesting historical tidbits. Folklore teachers will want to use this book in their introductory theory classes, while doctoral students will want to memorize the book before their qualifying exams." Folklore Forum "... a welcome overview of the discipline in North America and the practitioners who established it." American Anthropologistshow more

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