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American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent by Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes
  

American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent

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Part of the Folkloristics Series

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American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent by Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes

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. -Folklore Forum... a welcome overview of the discipline in North America and the practitioners who established it. -American 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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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. Folklore Forum ... a welcome overview of the discipline in North America and the practitioners who established it. American Anthropologist


About the Author

ROSEMARY LEVY ZUMWALT is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Davidson College.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 1988

Author

Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Folklore, myths & legends

ISBN

9780253204721

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