Handbook of American Folklore

Handbook of American Folklore

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This book is a landmark in folklore studies in the United States. It is a virtual cornucopia of riches, and features the work of sixty scholars and practitioners, representing a multitude of approaches to the discipline.
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 155.7 x 234.2 x 32mm | 915.67g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 29 photos
  • 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.
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Table of contents

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 Research
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