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Folklore and Folklife

An Introduction

"This introduction to the study of folklore and folklife contains an inspiring and spirited mixture of essays, theoretical contributions, practical instructions, and pure encyclopedia articles. It is a very well put together book, written by eighteen researchers who have something to say. One can see here that it is competent educators who have come forward and are narrating. . . . All in all it is a very use-oriented handbook with attractive typography and layout."—Iorn Pio, Journal of American Folklore

572 pages | illustrations | 6 x 9 | © 1972

Folklore and Mythology

Table of Contents

Preface - Richard M. Dorson
Introduction: Concepts of Folklore and Folklife Studies - Richard M. Dorson
I. The Fields of Folklife Studies
Oral Folklore
1. Folk Narrative - Linda Dégh
2. Narrative Folk Poetry - W. Edson Richmond
3. Folk Epic - Felix J. Oinas
4. Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions - Roger D. Abrahams
5. Riddles - Roger D. Abrahams and Alan Dundes
6. Folk Speech - W. Edson Richmond
Social Folk Custom
7. Festivals and Celebrations - Robert J. Smith
8. Recreations and Games - Robert A. Georges
9. Folk Medicine - Don Yoder
10. Folk Religion - John C. Messenger
Material Culture
11. Folk Crafts - Warren E. Roberts
12. Folk Art - Henry Glassie
13. Folk Architecture - Warren E. Roberts
14. Folk Costume - Don Yoder
15. Folk Cookery - Don Yoder
Folk Arts
16. Folk Drama - Roger D. Abrahams
17. Folk Music - George List
18. Folk Dance - Joann Wheeler Kealiinohomoku
II. The Methods of Folklife Study
1. Fieldwork: Collecting Oral Literature - Donald A. MacDonald
2. Fieldwork: Recording Material Culture - Warren E. Roberts
3. Fieldwork: Recording Traditional Music - George List
4. Archiving - George List
5. The Use of Printed Sources - Richard M. Dorson
6. Folk Atlas Mapping - Robert Wildhaber
7. The Use of Artifacts and Folk Art in the Folk Museum - J. Geraint Jenkins
8. The Cultural Geographer and Folklife Research - E. Estyn Evans

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