By Kim Kennedy White

Written by way of a world workforce of acclaimed folklorists, this reference textual content offers a cross-cultural survey of the main kinds and strategies of inquiry in folklore.

• includes contributions from significant students comparable to David Leeming, Linda Degh, and Dan Ben-Amos

• a variety of photos convey the subject matter to life

• greater than three hundred entries, every one concluding with a bibliography of references

• Over 50 sidebars supply biographical details on significant folklore creditors and scholars

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