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Dynamics Of Folklore
by Barre Toelken
Utah State University Press, 1996
eISBN: 978-0-87421-325-6 | Paper: 978-0-87421-203-7
Library of Congress Classification GR40.T63 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 390.01

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

One of the most comprehensive and widely praised introductions to folklore ever written. Toelken's discussion of the history and meaning of folklore is delivered in straightforward language, easily understood definitions, and a wealth of insightful and entertaining examples.


Toelken emphasizes dynamism and variety in the vast array of folk expressions he examines, from "the biology of folklore," to occupational and ethnic lore, food ways, holidays, personal experience narratives, ballads, myths, proverbs, jokes, crafts, and others. Chapters are followed by bibliographical essays, and over 100 photographs illustrate the text. This new edition is accessible to all levels of folklore study and an essential text for classroom instruction.


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