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Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: A Reader

edited by Elliott Oring

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Compiled to accompany the best-selling textbook, Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: An Introduction, the selections in this anthology extend the discussion in diverse directions, alert the reader to new problems, and introduce alternative perspectives. The essays include folklore classics and recent works, and are organized in sections that correspond to the chapter headings in An Introduction.


Elliott Oring is professor emeritus of anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles and a visiting research scholar in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, and has received the American Folklore Society Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award; the International Society for Humor Studies Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship, Research, and the Advancement of Humor Studies; and the Rebecca and Gene Stirling Award for Contributions to Psychological Anthropology. He has written extensively about folklore, humor, and cultural symbolism.

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  • Paperback Price: $35.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-140-5
  • Ebook Price: $25.95
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-390-4
  • Publication Year: 1989
  • Pages: 396
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Elliott Oring
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-140-5
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