Folklore Volume Three: M-X

Folklore Volume Three: M-X

An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art

Book - 2011
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From the Publisher: Did you know that the tale of Cinderella is over 1,000 years old, and similar versions of this singular story exist in hundreds of cultures around the globe? Have you heard of "deathlore," a subgenre of folklore involving tombstones, coffins, cemeteries, and roadside memorial shrines? Did you realize that UFO sightings and cyber cultures constitute modern folklore? The broad field of folklore studies, developed over the past two centuries, provides significant insights into many aspects of human culture. While the term "folklore" conjures images of ancient practices and beliefs or folk heroes and traditional stories, it also applies to today's ever-changing cultural landscape. Even certain aspects of modern Internet-based popular culture and contemporary rites of passage represent folklore. This encyclopedia covers all the major genres of both ancient and contemporary folklore. This second edition adds more than 100 entries that examine the folklore practices of major ethnic groups, folk heroes, creatures of myth and legend, and emerging areas of interest in folklore studies. Entries cover all aspects of folklore and the types of analysis relevant to their study, including such headings as eschatology, fakelore, gossip, life history, mumming, and personal experience narrative.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781598842418
Branch Call Number: 398.03 FOL V03
398.03 FOL v03
Cat each vol. sep. record appr. kw/gp/12/06
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 26 cm


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