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American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent

by Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes

Part of the Folkloristics Series

American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent Synopsis

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 In 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.

American Folklore Scholarship A Dialogue of Dissent Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253204721
Publication date: 1st June 1988
Author: Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Folklore, myths & legends,

About Rosemary Levy Zumwalt, Alan Dundes

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

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