Handbook of American Folklore

Handbook of American Folklore

Edited by Richard M. Dorson
Inta Gale Carpenter, Associate Editor; Elizabeth Peterson and Angela Maniak, Assistant Editors; Introduction by W. Edson Richmond
Distribution: World
Publication date: 2/1/1986
Format: paper 0 pages, 29 photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-20373-1
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This book is a landmark in folklore studies in the United States. It is a virtual cornucopia of riches, and features the work of sixty scholars and practitioners, representing a multitude of approaches to the discipline.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Richard M. Dorson
Introduction: W. Edson Richmond

Part I. Topics of Research
American Experiences
American Cultural Myths
American Settings
American Entertainments
American Forms and Performers

Part II. Interpretation of Reasearch

Part III. Methods of Research

Part IV. Presentation of Research