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The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction (4th Edition) Fourth Edition Edition
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Allow me to provide a bit more detail with the hope it will aid other scholars and researchers in determining whether this would benefit your library:
The book, written by Jan Harold Brunvand of the University of Utah, was originally published in 1968 (the first edition, with which I am basing my review) and has served as an introduction to the topic for students and scholars ever since. The book was published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
After the brief Preface, Abbreviations and Acknowledgments, the book contains the following sections and chapters:
1. The Field of Folklore
2. The Study of Folklore
3. Bearers of American Folk Tradition
II. Verbal Folklore
4. Folk Speech and Naming
5. Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
6. Riddles and Other Verbal Puzzles
7. Rhymes and Folk Poetry
8. Myths and Legends
III. Partly Verbal Folklore
13. Customs and Festivals
14. Folk Dances and Dramas
15. Folk Games
IV. Non-Verbal Folklore
16. Folk Gestures
17. Folk Music
18. Folk Architecture, Handicrafts, and Art
19. Folk Costumes and Foods
A. The Taming of the Shrew Tale in the United States, by Jan Harold Brunvand
B. The Folklore of Academe, by J. Barre Toelken
C. The Types of the Southern Mountain Cabin, by Henry Glassie
In all, the book is 338 pages and thankfully has an Index as well as a short section of detailed notes.Read more ›
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Good book. Assigned reading for my Folklore class. Made me smarter and better for to read good.Published 4 months ago by Brian Clough
Bought this for a college course I was taking ... this is a great place to purchase textbooks, I saved so much money! Books arrived very quickly and exactly as described. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by IResQK9sNKy
Folklore is the up and coming new "science." History be damned! Folklore is where it's at (the true history, that is). Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by ibaconi