The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction / Edition 4

The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction / Edition 4

by Jan Harold Brunvand
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393972232

ISBN-13: 9780393972238

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The definitive introduction to American folklore.
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,…  See more details below

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The definitive introduction to American folklore.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393972238
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
165,197
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Abbreviations
Collections
1The Field of Folklore3
2The Study of Folklore22
3Folk Groups: Bearers of American Folk Tradition48
4Folk Speech and Naming73
5Proverbs and Proverbial Lore92
6Riddles and Other Verbal Puzzles113
7Rhymes and Folk Poetry136
8Myths and Motifs170
9Legends and Anecdotes196
10Folktales229
18Folk Games477
19Folklife503
20Folk Architecture524
21Folk Crafts and Art544
22Folk Costumes572
23Folk Foods591
Permissions Acknowledgments615
Index617

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