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Folklore and Folklife : An Introduction - Richard Mercer Dorson

Folklore and Folklife

An Introduction

By: Richard Mercer Dorson (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1972
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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"

Preface
Introduction: Concepts of Folklore and Folklife Studies
The Fields of Folklife Studies Oral Folklore
Folk Narrative
Narrative Folk Poetry
Folk Epic
Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions
Riddles
Folk Speech
Festivals and Celebrations
Recreations and Games
Folk Medicine
Folk Religion
Folk Crafts
Folk Art
Folk Architecture
Folk Costume
Folk Cookery
Folk Drama
Folk Music
Folk Dance
The Methods of Folklife Study
Fieldwork: Collecting Oral Literature
Fieldwork: Recording Material Culture
Fieldwork: Recording Traditional Music
Archiving
The Use of Printed Sources
Folk Atlas Mapping
The Use of Artifacts and Folk Art in the Folk Museum
The Cultural Geographer and Folklife Research
Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780226158716
ISBN-10: 0226158713
Series: Introduction
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 570
Published: 1st January 1972
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Type: New edition