The Dynamics of Folklore

The Dynamics of Folklore

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One of the most comprehensive and widely praised introductions to folklore ever written. Toelken's discussion of the history and meaning of folklore is delivered in straightforward language, easily understood definitions, and a wealth of insightful and entertaining examples. Toelken emphasizes dynamism and variety in the vast array of folk expressions he examines, from qthe biology of folklore, q to occupational and ethnic lore, food ways, holidays, personal experience narratives, ballads, myths, proverbs, jokes, crafts, and others. Chapters are followed by bibliographical essays, and over 100 photographs illustrate the text. This new edition is accessible to all levels of folklore study and an essential text for classroom instruction.unfamiliar with Aunt Molly Jackson as a singer and songmaker may find remedy in Chapter 8 of Greenwaya#39;s book. Ida Moffeta#39;s comments and pictures of her work are in Suzi Jones, Oregon Folklore (Eugene: University of Oregon, 1977), 80a€“82 anbsp;...

Title:The Dynamics of Folklore
Author:Barre Toelken
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2013-02-01


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