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Living Folklore
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Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared, and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation—from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches. This revised edition incorporates new examples, research, and theory along with added discussion of digital and online folklore.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xii-xvi
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  1. 1. Folklore
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 2. Groups
  2. pp. 30-68
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  1. 3. Tradition
  2. pp. 69-97
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  1. 4. Ritual
  2. pp. 98-129
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  1. 5. Performance
  2. pp. 130-179
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  1. 6. Approaches to Interpreting Folklore
  2. pp. 180-205
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  1. 7. Fieldwork and Ethnography
  2. pp. 206-231
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  1. 8. Examples of Folklore Projects
  2. pp. 232-299
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  1. 9. Suggestions for Activities and Projects
  2. pp. 300-308
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 309-313
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  1. References
  2. pp. 314-321
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 322-326
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