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Folklore by Alan Dundes
Book DescriptionThe academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method. There are many significant articles, mostly written by European folklorists, which remain essentially unavailable to most folklore students. Many appear in periodicals, which are not readily available, such as fabula (folktale studies) and proverbium (proverb studies). This set of volumes provides students and researchers with a comprehensive collection of articles covering the principal theoretical and methodological concepts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415316620
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Dundes
In Quest of the Hero, Paperback (November 1990)
Makes available for the generation of readers two key works on hero myths: Otto Rank's "Myth of the Birth of the Hero" and Lord Raglan's "The Hero". In his introduction to this selection from Rank, Raglan, and others, the author charts the history of theorizing about hero myths and compares the approaches of Rank, Raglan, Dundes, and Campbell.
Sacred Narrative, Paperback (November 1984)» View all books by Alan Dundes
Defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This book includes classics statements on the theory of myth by authors such as William Bascom, Jan de Vries, G S Kirk, James G Frazer, Theodor H Gaster, Mircea Eliade, Bronislaw Malinowski, C G Jung, and Claude Levi-Strauss.
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