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American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent

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ISBN-10: 0253204720

ISBN-13: 9780253204721

Edition: 1988

Authors: Rosemary L�vy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes, Alan Dundes

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"American Folklore Scholarship is rich reading, outlining the intellectual genealogy of American folklore and delivering many interesting historical tidbits. Folklore teachers will want to use this book in their introductory theory classes, while doctoral students will want to memorize the book before their qualifying exams.ÓÑFolklore ForumÒ. . . a welcome overview of the discipline in North America and the practitioners who established it.ÓÑAmerican AnthropologistIn this classic text, Zumwalt examines the split between literary folklorists and anthropological folklorists. The former looked at literary forms for folklore; the latter looked at the life and unwritten culture of the people. This struggle shaped the study of folklore in the U.S.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/22/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Discipline and Identity
American Folklore Studies: Field and Scope
The Schism in Folklore
Literary Folklorists
The Anthropological Folklorists
Approaches to Folklore: The Literary and the Anthropological
Remnants of the past in the present: Conflict in Contemporary Folklore Theory
Notes
Archival Sources
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index