Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction
to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary
settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and
experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation-from
the field's history and major terms to theories, interpretive
approaches, and fieldwork.
Many teachers of undergraduates find the available folklore
textbooks too complex or unwieldy for an introductory level course.
It is precisely this criticism that Living Folklore addresses;
while comprehensive and rigorous, the book is specifically intended
to meet the needs of those students who are just beginning their
study of the discipline. Its real strength lies in how it combines
carefully articulated foundational concepts with relevant examples
and a student-oriented teaching philosophy.
Subjects: Sociology, Education
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