American Folklore: An Encyclopedia / Edition 1

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia / Edition 1

by Jan Harold Brunvand
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815333501

ISBN-13: 2900815333509

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Contains over 500 articles
Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and…  See more details below

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Contains over 500 articles
Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography.
Special features
*More than 2000 contributors
*Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more
*Alphabetically arranged
*Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies
*Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900815333509
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Reference Library of the Humanities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
812

Table of Contents

Selected Entries:
*Contemporary lore
*Bigfoot
*Gulf War
*Nuclear lore
*Rap
*Gay and lesbian lore
*Talking trash
*Truckers' folklore
*UFO lore
*Semiotic approach
Traditional areas
*Johnny Appleseed
*Monsters
*Friday the 13th
*Jersey Devil
*Tooth fairy
*Vampires
*World War I and II
*Witchcraft
Ethnic
*Baltic people in U.S.
*Basque Americans
*Corridos
*Coyote
*Dutch Americans
*Gypsies
*Korean Americans
*Kwanzaa
*Polish Americans
Performers
*Burl Ives
*Blind Lemon Jefferson
*Hudie Leadbelly Ledbetter
*Memphis Minnie
*Ma Rainey
*Pete Seeger
*Muddy Waters
Scholars
*Franz Boas
*Joseph Campbell
*Mary O. Eddy
*Aurelio Macedonia Espinosa
*Zora Neale Hurston
*George Lyman Kittredge
*Albert Bates Lord
*Milman Parry
*Charles M. Kinner

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