Handbook of American Folklore

Handbook of American Folklore

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A virtual cornucopia of riches, Handbook of American Folklore features the work of sixty scholars and practitioners, representing a multitude of approaches to the discipline. About half of the contributions deal with local American materials, exploring such topics as family folklore, American cultural myths, Mormon lore, folk healers, and folk performers. It is a landmark in folkore studies in the United States and a labor of love of the late Richard M. Dorson, who carefully organized it and wrote introductory essays for each secion.show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 155.7 x 234.2 x 32mm | 915.67g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253203732
  • 9780253203731

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The publication of Handbook of American Folklore is a landmark in folklore studies in the United States, a labor of love of the late Richard M. Dorson, who carefully organized it and wrote introductory essays for each section.show more

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Preface: Richard M. Dorson Introduction: W. Edson Richmond Part I. Topics of Research American Experiences American Cultural Myths American Settings American Entertainments American Forms and Performers Part II. Interpretation of Reasearch Part III. Methods of Research Part IV. Presentation of Researchshow more

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