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Frontiers Of Folklore/h

1st Edition

By William R Bascom


146 pages

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Hardback: 9780367020897
pub: 2019-04-18
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Frontiers of Folklore explores some of the avenues of research that are exciting young folklorists today. In the introduction, William Bascom reviews briefly the development of folklore theories and suggests three frontiers of folklore that remain to he explored. Alan Bundes asks the question? “Who are the folk?†Pointing out that folklore exis

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Frontiers of Folklore: An Introduction -- Who Are the Folk? -- The Context of Folklore: Implications and Prospects -- Performance of Oral Narrative -- Toward an Enactment-Centered Theory of Folklore -- Settlement Patterns on the Frontiers of Folklore

About the Author

William R. Bascom is professor of anthropology and director of the Lowie Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his publications are African Dilemma Tales (Mouton, 1975) and Ifa Divination: Communication Between Gods and Men in West Africa (Indiana University Press, 1969), which was awarded “The Giuseppe Pitre International Folklore Prize.“

Subject Categories

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