Folklore rules : a fun, quick, and useful introduction to the field of academic folklore studies / Lynne S. McNeill.

By: McNeill, Lynne SMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Logan : Utah State University Press, [2013]Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 94 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780874219067 (electronic bk.); 087421906X (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Folklore -- Study and teachingAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Folklore rulesDDC classification: 398.2071 LOC classification: GR45 | .M36 2013Other classification: SOC011000 | EDU029050 | EDU029040 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgments; For the Instructor: Why You Want to Use This Book; Chapter 1: What Is Folklore?; Chapter 2: What Do Folklorists Do?; Chapter 3: Types of Folklore; Chapter 4: Types of Folk Groups; Conclusion: What Do I Do Now?; About the Author; Index
Summary: "Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?; What Do Folklorists Do?; Things to Know about Folklore; Things to Know about Folk Groups; and, finally, What Do I Do Now? Through these chapters students are guided toward a working understanding of the field, learn basic terms and techniques, and learn to perceive the knowledge base and discourse frame for materials used in folklore courses. Folklore Rules will appeal to instructors and students for a variety of courses including introductory folklore and comparative studies as well as literature, anthropology, and composition classes that include a folklore component"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?; What Do Folklorists Do?; Things to Know about Folklore; Things to Know about Folk Groups; and, finally, What Do I Do Now? Through these chapters students are guided toward a working understanding of the field, learn basic terms and techniques, and learn to perceive the knowledge base and discourse frame for materials used in folklore courses. Folklore Rules will appeal to instructors and students for a variety of courses including introductory folklore and comparative studies as well as literature, anthropology, and composition classes that include a folklore component"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Preface; Acknowledgments; For the Instructor: Why You Want to Use This Book; Chapter 1: What Is Folklore?; Chapter 2: What Do Folklorists Do?; Chapter 3: Types of Folklore; Chapter 4: Types of Folk Groups; Conclusion: What Do I Do Now?; About the Author; Index

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The stated purpose of this short book is to provide a basic introduction to the breadth of folklore studies, particularly for those taking classes that require such an understanding to fully appreciate other components of the course. It also explicitly wants to be "cool." So the text is fairly chatty without offering an elaborate scholarly apparatus, though annotated "Want to know more?" suggestions for further reading are offered. The five chapters cover some basic definitions of folklore, what folklorists do, folklore genres, and folk groups. McNeill is an instructor and director of online development for the Utah State University folklore program, so she has experience in teaching the sort of courses for which this book was meant. The question is whether or not the book is deep enough to do justice to the field. The tone is appropriate for lower-division students. The title--a nice play on words--is a good indication of the enthusiasm for the field that the author demonstrates in the rest of the book. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers. D. S. Azzolina University of Pennsylvania

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Lynne S. McNeill , PhD, is an instructor and director of online development for the folklore program at Utah State University and co-founder of and faculty advisor for the USU Folklore Society.

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