Folkloristics : An Introduction

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Excellent." -The Reader's ReviewAnybody contemplating the study and pursuit of folklore... will benefit from reading this presentation thoroughly to determine your place in this most exciting scholastic world." -Come-All-YeThis is the most complete and up-to-date study of folklore and folklore methodologies available. The authors describe the pervasiveness of folklore, including its uses in literature, films, television, cartoons, comic strips, advertising, and other media in a variety of more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 177.8 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 106 b&w photos
  • 0253209943
  • 9780253209948
  • 1,315,133

About Robert A. Georges

ROBERT A. GEORGES is Professor Emeritus in the Folklore and Mythology Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of numerous publications, including (with Michael Owen Jones) People Studying People: The Human Element in Fieldwork. MICHAEL OWEN JONES is Professor in the Folklore and Mythology Program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Exploring Folk Art: Twenty Years of Thought on Craft, Work, and Aesthetics and co-author, with Robert A. georges, of People Studying People: The Human Element in more

Table of contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Folklore and Its StudyFolkore As Historical ArtifactChapter 2: Folkloristics as an Historical ScienceChapter 3: Survival, Continuity, Revival, and Historical SourceFolklore As Describable and Transmissible EntityChapter 4: Folklore as Genre and TypeChapter 5: The Dissemination of FolkloreFolklore As CultureChapter 6: Folklore in Cultural ContextsChapter 7: Folklore in the Culture of Groups in ContactFolklore As BehaviorChapter 8: Folklore and Human PsychologyChapter 9: Folklore as Personal ResourceConclusionChapter 10: In RetrospectIndexshow more

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