Handbook of American Folklore

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Richard Mercer Dorson
Indiana University Press, 1986 - Social Science - 584 pages
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This book is a landmark in folklore studies in the United States. It is a virtual cornucopia of riches, and features the work of sixty scholars and practitioners, representing a multitude of approaches to the discipline.

 

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Contents

TOPICS OF RESEARCH
1
American Cultural Myths
57
Rags to RichesRobert H Walker
67
Fables of InnocenceDavid M Marcell
73
The Myth of the American AdamGiles Gunn
79
American Settings
86
A Familys RepertoireLeonard Roberts
100
Folklore of the CanadianAmerican Border
227
Folktale PerformersRichard M Dorson
287
Folk CraftsmenJohn Michael Vlach
301
Childrens FolkloreJohn H McDowell
314
INTERPRETATION OF RESEARCH
323
METHODS OF RESEARCH
359
Using a Folklore ArchiveJanet Langlois
391
Studying Folklore and American Literature
422
PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH
459

American Entertainments
237
Folklore on the American StageRobert C Toll
247
American Sports and FolkloreElizabeth Peterson
257
American Forms and Performers
265
Conversational GenresSally Yerkovich
277
Ethics and the FolkloristWm Hugh Jansen
533
Bibliography
541
Contributors 55
565
Index
574
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