A comprehensive two-volume reference set providing an overview of the study of folkore, this text comprises over 200 articles contributed by European and North American scholars. The various forms of folk culture covered include the ballad, riddle, legend and myth, whilst character types include the hero, fool and trickster. Different methods of inquiry open to scholars are also acknowledged, and these include comparitive mythology, fieldwork, linguistics and anthropology.The text takes account of both new approaches to folklore and more traditional subject areas, such as music, dance, storytelling, and folk art. Other topics range from "Festival" and "Folktale" to "Computer-Mediated Folklore" and "Postmodernism". Geographical regions covered include Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and the United States.
ABC-CLIO; June 2002
- ISBN 9781576076583
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- Title: Folklore
- Author: Thomas A. Green (ed.)