ERIC Number: ED049221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Folklore: Collecting Folklore, American Folk Tradition, and Books for Reading.
Blaney, Charles D., Ed.
This booklet focuses on folklore in America, with the aim of providing English teachers with a better understanding of the subject. Articles include (1) "Collecting Folklore" which is a discussion of the nature of folklore as well as beliefs, folk music, games, arts and crafts, and the collecting of folk material; and (2) "American Folk Tradition" which explores old traditions as well as new ones, the varying concepts of folklore, children's folklore, the instability of folklore in its outward form and its stability in essential content, and the lore of various peoples (e.g., those in New York, New England, and Rockies, and the Spanish Southwest, and the French, Negroes, Scandinavians, Mormons, and children). A partially annotated bibliography contains material listed under six headings: general, American folklore, the folktale, folk song, proverb and riddle, and periodicals. (JMC)
Descriptors: American Culture, American History, Bibliographies, Books, Folk Culture, Legends, Speech Communication
Indiana Council of Teachers of English, Division of Extended Services, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Council of Teachers of English, Terre Haute.