International Folkloristics: Classic Contributions by the Founders of Folklore

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Alan Dundes
Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - Social Science - 257 pages
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International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore ranging from myth, folktale, and legend to custom and belief. Twenty classic essays, beginning with a piece by Jacob Grimm, reveal the evolving theoretical underpinnings of folkloristics from its nineteenth century origins to its academic coming-of-age in the twentieth century. Each piece is prefaced by extensive editorial introductions placing them in a historical and intellectual context. The twenty essays presented here, including several never published previously in English, will be required reading for any serious student of folklore.
  

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Contents

Circular Concerning the Collecting of Folk Poetry
1
FolkLore and the Origin of the Word
9
Request
15
An Angel Flew Through the Room
25
The Study of FolkLore
31
The Method of Julius Krohn
37
The Message of the FolkLorist
47
On the Need for a Bibliography of Folklore
55
The Principles of Sympathetic Magic
109
The Structure of Russian Fairy Tales
119
Observations on Folklore
131
Geography and FolkTale Oicotypes
137
Irish Tales and StoryTellers
153
Symbolism in Dreams
177
Wedding Ceremonies in European Folklore
197
Strategy in Counting Out An Ethnographic Folklore Field Study
231

A Dialogue in GyergyóKilényfalva
63
In Search of Folktales and Songs
73
Epic Laws of Folk Narrative
83
The Rites of Passage
99

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\Alan Dundes is known as one of the world's leading authorities on folklore. In more than 30 books he has unveiled the meanings in the oral traditions of many cultures. His most recent book is Holy Writ as Oral Lit: The Bible as Folklore (Rowman & Littlefield,1999). He lives in Berkeley, where he is professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California.

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