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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 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-35
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  1. References
  2. pp. 36-50
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  1. Part I: Structure and Analysis
  2. p. 51
  1. 1. Folklore as a Mirror of Culture
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. 2. The Study of Folklore in Literature and Culture: Identification and Interpretation
  2. pp. 67-76
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  1. 3. Metafolklore and Oral Literary Criticism
  2. pp. 77-87
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  1. 4. From Etic to Emic Units in the Structural Study of Folktales
  2. pp. 88-106
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  1. 5. How Indic Parallels to the Ballad of the “Walled-Up Wife” Reveal the Pitfalls of Parochial Nationalistic Folkloristics
  2. pp. 107-122
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  1. 6. Structuralism and Folklore
  2. pp. 123-153
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  1. 7. On Game Morphology: A Study of the Structure of Non-Verbal Folklore
  2. pp. 154-163
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  1. 8. The Devolutionary Premise in Folklore Theory
  2. pp. 164-176
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  1. Part II: Worldview and Identity
  2. p. 177
  1. 9. Folk Ideas as Units of Worldview
  2. pp. 179-195
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  1. 10. As the Crow Flies: A Straightforward Study of Lineal Worldview in American Folk Speech
  2. pp. 196-210
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  1. 11. Much Ado About “Sweet Bugger All”: Getting to the Bottom of a Puzzle in British Folk Speech
  2. pp. 211-228
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  1. 12. Grouping Lore: Scientists and Musicians
  2. pp. 229-248
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  1. 13. Medical Speech and Professional Identity
  2. pp. 249-269
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  1. Part III: Symbol and Mind
  2. p. 271
  1. 14. Getting the Folk and the Lore Together
  2. pp. 273-284
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  1. 15. Gallus as Phallus: A Psychoanalytic Cross-Cultural Consideration of the Cockfight as Fowl Play
  2. pp. 285-318
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  1. 16. The Symbolic Equivalence of Allomotifs: Towards a Method of Analyzing Folktales
  2. pp. 319-326
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  1. 17. Earth-Diver: Creation of the Mythopoeic Male
  2. pp. 327-351
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  1. 18. Theses on Feces: Scatological Analysis
  2. pp. 352-381
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  1. 19. The Ritual Murder or Blood Libel Legend: A Study of Anti-Semitic Victimization through Projective Inversion
  2. pp. 382-409
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  1. 20. On the Psychology of Collecting Folklore
  2. pp. 410-425
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 427-443
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874216844
Related ISBN
9780874216837
MARC Record
OCLC
461265297
Pages
443
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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