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The Study of American Folklore : An Introduction - Jan Harold Brunvand

The Study of American Folklore

An Introduction

Hardcover Published: 17th January 1998
ISBN: 9780393972238
Number Of Pages: 672

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Distinguished folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, famous for his collections of 'urban legends,' offers readers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field of folklore. New to the fourth edition are 67 "Focus" boxes that provide in-depth examples of folk genres, research methods, and theoretical approaches, and over 70 photographs that illustrate material and performative folk traditions.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Abbreviations
Collections
The Field of Folklorep. 3
The Study of Folklorep. 22
Folk Groups: Bearers of American Folk Traditionp. 48
Folk Speech and Namingp. 73
Proverbs and Proverbial Lorep. 92
Riddles and Other Verbal Puzzlesp. 113
Rhymes and Folk Poetryp. 136
Myths and Motifsp. 170
Legends and Anecdotesp. 196
Folktalesp. 229
Folk Gamesp. 477
Folklifep. 503
Folk Architecturep. 524
Folk Crafts and Artp. 544
Folk Costumesp. 572
Folk Foodsp. 591
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 615
Indexp. 617
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ISBN: 9780393972238
ISBN-10: 0393972232
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 17th January 1998
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.3  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised