9780874218442

Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions

  • ISBN 13:

    9780874218442

  • ISBN 10:

    0874218446

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/31/2011
  • Publisher: Utah State Univ Pr

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Summary

This revised edition incorporates new examples, research, and theory along with added discussion of digital and online folklore. Living Folkloreis 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 and interpretive approaches. Living Folkloremoves beyond genres and classifications, and encourages students who are new to the field to see the study of folklore as a unique approach to understanding people, communities, and day-to-day artistic communication.

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