A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title... propose that a€œcolonial folkloristicsa€ was a different model from European romantic folkloristics (Naithani 2006). ... In scholarship the works and personality of A.K. Ramanujan drew the attention of international scholars to Indian folklore once again. ... The Ford Foundation planned a concerted effort in 1980s whereby five folklore collection and research centres were ... air-conditioned room, and are able to make materials available upon request.1 The project in the North East of Indiaanbsp;...

Title:A Companion to Folklore
Author:Regina F. Bendix, Galit Hasan-Rokem
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-03-12


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