Meaning of Folklore: The Analytical Essays of Alan Dundes4.12 · Rating details · 25 Ratings · 2 Reviews
The essays of Alan Dundes virtually created the meaning of folklore as an American academic discipline. Yet many of them went quickly out of print after their initial publication in far-flung journals. Brought together for the first time in this volume compiled and edited by Simon Bronner, the selection surveys Dundes's major ideas and emphases, and is introduced by BronnThe essays of Alan Dundes virtually created the meaning of folklore as an American academic discipline. Yet many of them went quickly out of print after their initial publication in far-flung journals. Brought together for the first time in this volume compiled and edited by Simon Bronner, the selection surveys Dundes's major ideas and emphases, and is introduced by Bronner with a thorough analysis of Dundes's long career, his interpretations, and his inestimable contribution to folklore studies.
Runner-up, the Wayland Hand Award for Folklore and History, 2009...more
Hardcover, 580 pages
Published October 31st 2007 by Utah State University Press (first published January 1st 2007)
A fully peer-reviewed international journal of folklore and folkloristics, in printed and digital format
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- Folklore is one of the earliest English-language journals in the field of folkloristics, first published as Folk-Lore Record in 1878.
- Folklore publishes ethnographical and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specializing in traditional language, narrative, music, song, dance, drama, foodways, medicine, arts and crafts, and popular religion and belief. It reviews current scholarship in a wide range of adjacent disciplines, including cultural studies, popular culture, cultural anthropology, ethnology, and social history.
- Folklore prides itself on its special mix of ethnography, analysis, and debate, formal and informal articles, reviews, review essays, and bibliographies. It encompasses both North American and European approaches to the study of folklore and covers not only the materials and processes of folklore, but also the history, methods, and theory of folkloristics.
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