Little Red Riding Hood: A Casebook

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1989 - Social Science - 251 pages
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Alan Dundes continues his exploration of well-loved fairy tales with this casebook on one of the best-known of them all: Little Red Riding Hood.
Following versions of the tale by Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, the essays by an international group of scholars provide an impressive cross-section of theoretical approaches.
 

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This is a classic college text for folkloric analysis of Little Red Riding Hood. The information in the book can also be used for more general analysis of other fairy tales. It's fairly accessible to the non-academic. Read full review

Contents

The Story of Grandmother
13
Is Little Red Riding Hood a Myth?
64
Is Little Red Riding Hood Wearing a Liberty Cap?
89
Little Red Riding Hood as Male Creation
121
Little Red Riding Hood
159
Interpreting Little Red Riding Hood
192
Suggestions for Further Reading on Little
239
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Alan Dundes (1934-2005), was professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California, Berkeley, and published ten books with the University of Wisconsin Press, including Oedipus, Folk Law, The Cockfight, The Wisdom of Many, The Evil Eye, Cinderella, and The Blood Libel Legend. He is also the author of Parsing through Customs.

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