Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore): A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore): A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

by Mary MacGregor-Villarreal
     
 

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Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous peoples in Brazil, few foreigners are familiar with, or even aware of

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Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous peoples in Brazil, few foreigners are familiar with, or even aware of, the kinds of folklore studies that have been undertaken in that country. This work, first published in 1994, aims to characterize the nature of Brazilian narrative studies and trends; to discuss and assess the roots of the apparent preoccupations, approaches and objectives of traditional narrative scholarship in Brazil; to examine Brazilian folklore scholarship in light of Euro-American research; and to point out the results and accomplishments of Brazilian research while simultaneously indicating possibilities for new directions in research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781138842434
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/17/2015
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Folklore Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
262

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