Children's Folklore: A Source Book

Children's Folklore: A Source Book

by Brian Sutton-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874212804

ISBN-13: 9780874212808

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Utah State University Press

A collection of orginal essays by scholars from a variety of fields— includng American studies, folklore, anthropology, pyschology, sociology, and education—-Children's Folklore: A Source Book moves beyond traditional social-science views of child development. It reveals the complexity and artistry of interactions among children, challenging

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A collection of orginal essays by scholars from a variety of fields— includng American studies, folklore, anthropology, pyschology, sociology, and education—-Children's Folklore: A Source Book moves beyond traditional social-science views of child development. It reveals the complexity and artistry of interactions among children, challenging stereotypes of simple childhood innocence and conventional explanations of development that privilege sober and sensible adult outcomes. Instead, the play and lore of children is shown to be often disruptive, wayward, and irrational.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874212808
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction: What Is Children's Folklore?3
Ch. IWho Are the Folklorists of Childhood?11
Overview: History of Children's Folklore19
Ch. 2The Complexity of Children's Folklore23
Ch. 3The Transmission of Children's Folklore49
Overview: Methods in Children's Folklore63
Ch. 4Double Dutch and Double Cameras: Studying the Transmission of Culture in an Urban School Yard75
Ch. 5Children's Games and Gaming93
Ch. 6Methodological Problems of Collecting Folklore from Children121
Overview: Children's Folklore Concerns141
Ch. 7Songs, Poems, and Rhymes145
Ch. 8Riddles161
Ch. 9Tales and Legends193
Ch. 10Teases and Pranks213
Overview: Settings and Activities225
Ch. 11Children's Lore in School and Playgrounds229
Ch. 12Material Folk Culture of Children251
Ch. 13Children's Folklore in Residential Institutions: Summer Camps, Boarding Schools, Hospitals, and Custodial Facilities273
The Past in the Present: Theoretical Directions for Children's Folklore293
Glossary: An Aid for Source Book Readers309
Bibliography of Children's Folklore317
Index371

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