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.An extremely helpfulessayonthe natureoftalltalesisGustav Henningsena#39;s a€œThe Artof Perpendicular Lyinga€”Concerning ... The riddles from the Hammons familyare found onpp.31a€“32 in AlanJabbour and CarlFleischhauer, eds., The Hammons ... A widely usedbook on signing, ABasicCourse in Manual Communication, ed.

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

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