International Folkloristics Classic Contributions by the Founders of Folklore

ISBN-10: 0847695158

ISBN-13: 9780847695157

Edition: 1999

Authors: Alan Dundes
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Description: International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore, ranging from myth, folktale and legend to custom and belief. This volume presents 20 classic essays on international folkloristics.

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List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Circular Concerning the Collecting of Folk Poetry
Folk-Lore and the Origin of the Word
Request
An Angel Flew Through the Room
The Study of Folk-Lore
The Method of Julius Krohn
The Message of the Folk-Lorist
On the Need for a Bibliography of Folklore
A Dialogue in Gyergyo-Kilenyfalva
In Search of Folktales and Songs
Epic Laws of Folk Narrative
The Rites of Passage
The Principles of Sympathetic Magic
The Structure of Russian Fairy Tales
Observations on Folklore
Geography and Folk-Tale Oicotypes
Irish Tales and Story-Tellers
Symbolism in Dreams
Wedding Ceremonies in European Folklore
Strategy in Counting Out: An Ethnographic Folklore Field Study
Suggestions for Further Reading in the History of Folkloristics
Index
About the Editor
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