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By Simon J. Bronner

Folklore: The Basics is an interesting consultant to the perform and interpretation of folklore. Taking examples from world wide, it explores the function of folklore in expressing basic human wishes, wishes, and anxieties that frequently are frequently no longer published via different potential. delivering a transparent framework for impending the learn of folklore, it introduces the reader to methodologies for choosing, documenting, reading and making use of key information regarding folklore and its relevance to trendy existence. From the Brothers Grimm to net Memes, it addresses such themes as:




  • What is folklore?

  • How can we examine it?

  • Why does folklore matter?

  • How does folklore relate to elite culture?

  • Is folklore altering in a electronic age?


With case experiences, feedback for analyzing and a thesaurus of key terminology, Folklore: The Basics helps readers in turning into conversant in folkloric traditions and interpret cultural expression. it's an important learn for somebody impending the examine of folklore for the 1st time.

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