Children's Folklore: A Source Book

Children's Folklore: A Source Book

by Brian Sutton-Smith
     
 

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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

Who Are the Folklorists of Childhood? Sylvia Ann Grider * The Complexity of Children's Folklore Rosemary L vy Zumwalt * The Transmission of Children's Folklore John McDowell * Double Dutch and Double Cameras Ann Richman Beresin * Girls' Gaming Linda A. Hughes * Methodological Problems in Collecting Folklore from Children Gary Alan Fine * Songs, Poems, and Rhymes, C.W. Sullivan III * Riddles Danielle M. Roemer * Tales and Legneds Elizabeth Tucker * Teases and Pranks Marilyn Jorgensen * Children's Lore in School and Playgrounds Bernard Mergen * Material Folklore of Children Simon J. Bronner * The Folklore in Children and Adolescents in Total Institutions Jay Mechling * The Past in the Present: Theoretical Directions for Children's FolkloreFelicia McMahon and Brian Sutton-Smith * Glossary of Key Terms * Bibliography Thomas W. Johnson (and Felicia McMahon) * Index. Glossary`

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