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STUDY AMER FOLKLORE 4E CL

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780393972238

ISBN10:
0393972232
Format:
Cloth
Pub. Date:
1/17/1998
Publisher(s):
W W NORTON

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Summary

The definitive introduction to American folklore. Distinguished folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, famous for his collections of 'urban legends,' offers readers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field of folklore. New to the fourth edition are 67 "Focus" boxes that provide in-depth examples of folk genres, research methods, and theoretical approaches, and over 70 photographs that illustrate material and performative folk traditions.

Author Biography

Jan Harold Brunvand is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Utah.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition xv(4)
Abbreviations xix(4)
Collections xxiii
I. INTRODUCTION 3(68)
1. The Field of Folklore
3(19)
What Is Folklore?
3(5)
Focus: Fakelore and Nationalism
6(1)
Focus: Folklore Answers Questions
7(1)
Folk, Normative, Elite
8(3)
Oral, Customary, Material
11(1)
Definitions: What Folklore Is and What It Isn't
12(10)
Focus: Creating a Rite of Passage
14(8)
2. The Study of Folklore
22(26)
Some Fundamental Questions
25(1)
Collecting Folklore
26(7)
Focus: Collecting Folklore
27(1)
Focus: Metafolklore
28(5)
Classifying Folklore
33(2)
Analyzing: Comparative Study
35(1)
Analyzing: Some Major Schools
36(12)
Focus: Feminist Folkloristics
38(10)
3. Folk Groups: Bearers of American Folk Tradition
48(23)
Does America Have a Folklore?
48(2)
Theories of the Folk and Folk Groups
50(3)
Focus: Ethnic/Occupational Folk Speech
52(1)
Occupational Groups
53(1)
Age Groups
54(2)
Focus: Multicultural School Joke
55(1)
Family Groups
56(1)
Gender-Differentiated Groups
57(3)
Focus: Feminist Folklore Fieldwork
58(2)
Regional Groups
60(1)
Ethnic, Nationality, and Religious Groups
61(10)
II. ORAL FOLKLORE 71(298)
4. Folk Speech and Naming
73(19)
Dialects and Speech Variations
73(4)
Vocabularies
77(6)
Focus: Hornswoggle
78(4)
Focus: Buck Fanshaw's Funeral
82(1)
Naming
83(9)
5. Proverbs and Proverbial Lore
92(21)
True Proverbs
93(1)
Proverbial Phrases
94(2)
Proverbial Comparisons
96(1)
Wellerisms
97(1)
Saying
97(3)
Focus: "It Ain't Over..."
98(2)
Analyzing and Researching Proverbs
100(5)
Structures and Contexts of Proverbs
105(8)
Focus: Proverb Variation
106(2)
Focus: A Political Proverb
108(5)
6. Riddles and Other Verbal Puzzles
113(23)
True Riddles
114(7)
Focus: Riddles Based on Family Relations
118(2)
Focus: Who Has a Long One?
120(1)
Riddling Questions and Other Nonpredictable Riddles
121(4)
Focus: Initialisms
124(1)
Non-Oral Riddles
125(1)
Other Verbal Puzzles
126(3)
Analyzing Riddles
129(7)
7. Rhymes and Folk Poetry
136(34)
Nursery Rhymes
138(4)
Focus: Mother Goose Becoming Lame Duck?
140(2)
Rhymes of Play, Games, and Fun
142(8)
Work Rhymes
150(4)
Written Traditional Rhymes
154(6)
Folk Poetry
160(10)
Focus: Folk Poetry on the Internet
160(10)
8. Myths and Motifs
170(26)
Native American Myths and Tales: Problems in Categorization
171(7)
Focus: Lover's Leaps
174(4)
Motifs and the Motif-Index
178(3)
Using the Motif-Index
181(5)
Focus: Escape by Reversing Shoes
182(4)
"Our Own" Myths
186(1)
Theories and the Origin of Myths
187(9)
9. Legends and Anecdote
196(33)
Myth, Legend, Anecdote
196(2)
Religious Legends
198(3)
Focus: Birth of a Nephite "Legend"
198(3)
Supernatural Legends
201(4)
Urban Legends
205(6)
Focus: Lights Out!
206(5)
Personal Legends
211(8)
Focus: How Bronko Nagurski Was Discovered
212(4)
Focus: Folklorists Relate an Anecdote
216(3)
Local Legends
219(10)
10. Folktales
229(40)
Some Characteristics of Indo-European Folktales
230(1)
The Type-Index
231(2)
Animal Tales and Fables
233(1)
Ordinary Folktales
234(4)
Focus: Kind and Unkind
236(2)
Jokes and Anecdotes
238(8)
Focus: The J. A. M. (Jewish-American Mother) Joke
241(5)
Tall Tales
246(5)
Focus: Jimmy Carter, Folklore Collector
249(2)
Formula Tales
251(3)
Using the Type-Index and the Motif-Index
254(3)
Researching and Analyzing Folktales
257(12)
Focus: Parodies of Folklore Research
258(11)
11. Folksongs
269(34)
Problems in Defining the Folksong
269(10)
Focus: "Wildwood Flower"
275(4)
Wordless Folksongs, Near-Songs, and Functional Folksongs
279(3)
Lyrical Folksongs
282(11)
Focus: "Drunken Hiccups"
287(6)
Researching Folksongs
293(10)
Focus: "Green Grow the Lilacs"
294(9)
12. Ballads
303(42)
Defining and Classifying Ballads
303(2)
British Traditional Ballads
305(2)
Ballad Characteristics
307(7)
Focus: Youthful Barnyard Humor
310(3)
Focus: Ballads as Lullabies
313(1)
Ballad Transmission and Changes
314(4)
British Broadside Ballads
318(8)
Native American Ballads
326(10)
Focus: "Young Charlotte"
332(4)
Researching and Studying Ballads
336(9)
Focus: Burying "The Unfortunate Rake/Dying Cowboy"
337(8)
13. Folk Music
345(24)
Styles and Forms
346(10)
Focus: The Ozark Ballad-Singing Style
347(7)
Focus: Learning Bluegrass from Bill Monroe
354(2)
Fieldwork: Using the Tape Recorder
356(2)
Transcribing Folk Music
358(1)
Researching and Analyzing Folk Music
358(11)
III. CUSTOMARY FOLKLORE 369(132)
14. Superstitions
371(34)
What Are Superstitions?
371(2)
Superstitions in Modern Life
373(8)
Focus: First-of-the-Month Ritual
374(7)
The Wayland D. Hand System of Classifying Superstitions
381(1)
Superstitions about the Life Cycle
381(7)
Focus: St. Joseph Sells Real Estate
385(3)
Superstitions about the Supernatural
388(2)
Folk Religion
390(1)
Superstitions about Cosmology and the Natural World
391(3)
Focus: Texas Fishermen's Beliefs
393(1)
Theories of Superstitions
394(3)
Research in Superstitions
397(8)
15. Customs and Festivals
405(31)
What Are Customs?
405(3)
Rite-of-Passage Customs
408(9)
Focus: Family Birthday Customs
410(7)
Other Customs
417(4)
Focus: A Surprising Announcement
420(1)
Calendar Customs
421(3)
Folk Festivals
424(12)
Focus: Norwegian-American Julebukk
425(11)
16. Folk Dances and Dramas
436(24)
Folk Dances
437(6)
Focus: A Jewish-American Hoedown
440(1)
Focus: Mormon Fiddlers at a Mexican-American Baile
441(2)
Play-Parties
443(4)
The Dramatic Element in Folklore
447(1)
Folk Drama
448(12)
Focus: Three Camp Skits
452(8)
17. Folk Gestures
460(17)
Gestures and Meaning
460(7)
Focus: Sign of the Double-Cross
461(3)
Focus: Thumbs Up
464(3)
Folk Gestures
467(4)
Focus: Rude Gestures
470(1)
Classifying and Studying Gestures
471(6)
18. Folk Games
477(24)
Game Lore
477(3)
Games of Action
480(4)
Focus: "Little Sally Walker"
482(2)
Games with Objects
484(2)
Mental Games
486(2)
Other Folk Recreations
488(4)
Focus: A Folklore Quiz
490(2)
Studying and Analyzing Games
492(9)
Focus: Are Children's Games Dying Out?
493(8)
IV. MATERIAL FOLK TRADITIONS 501(114)
19. Folklife
503(21)
Folklife and Folklore
503(5)
Focus: What Is Folklife?
506(2)
Conceptions and Misconceptions
508(5)
Focus: Changing Folklife in North Carolina
511(2)
Fieldwork: Using the Camera
513(3)
Studying Folklife
516(8)
Focus: An Idaho Homestead
518(6)
20. Folk Architecture
524(20)
Focus: Connected Farm Buildings in New England
525(1)
Architectural Form
526(2)
Cabin Types
528(6)
Focus: Life in a One-Room or Two-Room House
529(3)
Focus: Dinner in a Deep-South Dogtrot House
532(2)
Barn Types
534(1)
Building Materials
535(4)
Focus: Hewn Logs versus Round Logs, and Prefab Log Houses
538(1)
Researching and Studying Folk Architecture
539(5)
21. Folk Crafts and Art
544(28)
Folk Crafts
544(3)
Folk Crafts and Art: Problems in Identity
547(4)
Focus: Reinventing the Wheel's Function
549(2)
Folk Crafts and Art: Studies and Examples
551(21)
Focus: Charleston Blacksmith
555(2)
Focus: Making a Palmetto Hat
557(15)
22. Folk Costumes
572(19)
Focus: What to Wear Square Dancing
574(2)
Historical Study
576(3)
Occupational Dress
579(2)
Immigrant Dress
581(4)
Focus: Folklife Revival Visited by Time Travelers
584(1)
Researching Folk Costumes
585(6)
Focus: The Letter Sweaters of War
585(6)
23. Folk Foods
591(24)
Historical Study
592(10)
Focus: Who Eats Turtle Soup, and Why?
596(5)
Focus: Norwegian Soul Food--Lutefisk
601(1)
Regional Foods
602(2)
The Folk Meal
604(2)
Focus: Company Meals and Everyday Fare in Arkansas
604(2)
"Playing with Your Food"
606(2)
Researching Folk Foods
608(7)
Permissions Acknowledgments 615(2)
Index 617


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