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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, interpretive approaches, and fieldwork.

Many teachers of undergraduates find the available folklore textbooks too complex or unwieldy for an introductory level course. It is precisely this criticism that Living Folklore addresses; while comprehensive and rigorous, the book is specifically intended to meet the needs of those students who are just beginning their study of the discipline. Its real strength lies in how it combines carefully articulated foundational concepts with relevant examples and a student-oriented teaching philosophy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1. Folklore
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 2. Groups
  2. pp. 30-63
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  1. 3. Tradition
  2. pp. 64-93
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  1. 4. Ritual
  2. pp. 94-126
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  1. 5. Performance
  2. pp. 127-173
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  1. 6. Approaches to Interpreting Folklore
  2. pp. 174-201
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  1. 7. Fieldwork and Ethnography
  2. pp. 202-224
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  1. 8. Examples of Folklore Projects
  2. pp. 225-272
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  1. 9. Suggestions for Activities and Projects
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 281-285
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  1. References
  2. pp. 286-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-296
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874215175
Print ISBN
9780874216110
MARC Record
OCLC
62425185
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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