This book explores some of the avenues of research that are exciting young folklorists. William Bascom reviews the development of folklore theories and suggests three frontiers of folklore that remain to be explored. The book follows anthropologists like Malinowski in examining folklore.
1. Frontiers of Folklore: An Introduction 2. Who are the Folk? 3. The Context of Folklore: Implications and Prospects 4. Performance of Oral Narrative 5. Toward an Enactment-Centered Theory of Folklore 6. Settlement Patterns on the Frontiers of Folklore