Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship Pbdirect: A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship Pbdirect

A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

By Mary MacGregor-Villarreal


234 pages

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Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous peoples in Brazil, few foreigners are familiar with, or even aware of, the kinds of folklore studies that have been undertaken in that country. This work aims to characterize the nature of Brazilian narrative studies and trends; to discuss and assess the roots of the apparent preoccupations, approaches and objectives of traditional narrative scholarship in Brazil; to examine Brazilian folklore scholarship in light of Euro-American research; and to point out the results and accomplishments of Brazilian research while simultaneously indicating possibilities for new directions in research.

First published in 1994.

Table of Contents

1. Contemporary Folk Narrative Scholarship 2. Folk Narrative Scholarship prior to 1950 3. Brazilian Research in the Context of Euro-American Folk Narrative Scholarship 4. Conclusion: Brazilian Accomplishments in Folk Narrative Scholarship

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General