Folklore and fakelore : essays toward a discipline of folk studies / Richard M. Dorson.

By: Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1976Description: x, 391 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0674307151; 9780674307155Report number: 75030734Subject(s): Folklore | Folklore and history | Oral tradition | Folklore | Folklore and history | Oral traditionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Folklore and fakelore.DDC classification: 398/.042 LOC classification: GR20 | .D67Other classification: 73.80 | HR 1821 | LB 15000 | LB 25000
Contents:
Introduction: Folklore, academe, and the marketplace--The theoretical side of folklore: Folklore in the modern world. Mythology and folklore, a review essay. Is folklore a discipline?--The oral process: Oral literature, oral history, and the folklorist. Sources for the traditional history of the Scottish Highlands and Western Islands.--In the Field: Collecting in County Kerry. Tales of two lobstermen. Dialect stories of the Upper Peninsula.--Folk heroes of the Media: Comic Indian anecdotes. The career of John Henry. Paul Bunyan in the news.
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Bibliography: p. 367-377.

Includes index.

Introduction: Folklore, academe, and the marketplace--The theoretical side of folklore: Folklore in the modern world. Mythology and folklore, a review essay. Is folklore a discipline?--The oral process: Oral literature, oral history, and the folklorist. Sources for the traditional history of the Scottish Highlands and Western Islands.--In the Field: Collecting in County Kerry. Tales of two lobstermen. Dialect stories of the Upper Peninsula.--Folk heroes of the Media: Comic Indian anecdotes. The career of John Henry. Paul Bunyan in the news.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

In 1957, Richard M. Dorson replaced Stith Thompson as the head of folklore studies at Indiana University, establishing himself as a major scholar and perhaps the foremost influence in the field. Dorson is often called the father of American folklore. In addition, he is given credit for bringing about an international or cross-cultural approach to the subject.

Dorson was editor of the Journal of American Folklore (1959-63), president of the American Folklore Society (1967-68), and author of numerous studies on the subject.

His textbook, American Folklore (1959), which employs a historical approach, was the first comprehensive study of the subject. In it he attempted to bring about what he calls a hemispheric theory, wherein the disciplines of both folklore and history are combined, stressing the intimate bonds between the culture of the folk and the history of the American experience. It is still recognized as a classic work.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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