Handbook Of American Folklore

Author: Richard Mercer Dorson
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253203731
Size: 10,25 MB
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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.

American Folklore

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135578788
Size: 20,30 MB
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Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

Encyclopedia Of American Folklore

Author: Linda S. Watts
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129793
Size: 10,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.

American Folklore

Author: Richard M. Dorson
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226158594
Size: 16,56 MB
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Studies the periods and influences in American folk culture from the Colonial era to the present day including a survey of prominent folk heroes

Italian American Folklore

Author: Frances M. Malpezzi
Editor: august house
ISBN: 9780874835335
Size: 12,78 MB
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Italian-Americans compose one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States, numbering more than 14 million in the 1990 census. Though they have often been portrayed in fiction and film, these images are often based on stereotypes not borne out among the immigrant and assimilated population.

Encyclopedia Of Asian American Folklore And Folklife

Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313350663
Size: 10,60 MB
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. * More than 600 entries * Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors * Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife * An appendix of Asian American folktales

Polish American Folklore

Author: Deborah Anders Silverman
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252025693
Size: 20,29 MB
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In addition, she offers a wealth of information on foodways and on the origins and celebration of holy days, from Christmas Eve vigils to the Dyngus Day festivals of the Easter season."--BOOK JACKET.

Mexican American Folklore

Author: John O. West
Editor: august house
ISBN: 9780874830590
Size: 14,64 MB
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Gathers riddles, rhymes, folk poetry, stories, ballads, superstitions, customs, games, foods, and folk arts of the Mexican-Americans

Great American Folklore

Author: Kemp P. Battle
Editor: Touchstone Books
ISBN: 9780671682811
Size: 13,78 MB
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This compilation of more than 280 memorable tales from the American oral tradition features both popular and less-familiar folktales, legends, verses, ballads, superstitions, riddles, children's rhymes, ghost stories, and witty anecdotes

A Sampler Of Jewish American Folklore

Author: Josepha Sherman
Editor: august house
ISBN: 9780874831948
Size: 11,96 MB
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Gathers folk tales concerning love, marriage, birth, childhood, death, ghosts, and survivors, and includes a selection of proverbs and riddles