ERIC Number: ED059646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Folklore and Cultural Character.
Kiriazis, James W.
Bulletin of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, v49 n1-2 p8-16 F 1970 -Spr 1971
Encompassing a synthesis of studies exploring folktales and culture (more specifically cultural character) this report points out that the anthropologist or folklorist must gain familiarity with the culture and its members to gain some understanding of its integrative themes to determine whether they express wish fulfillment or reaction formation. The notion that a modal personality can be delineated for empirical examination through intensive study of the particular folklore of a particular society is examined through discussion involving examples of Polish, Zuni, Chinese, and Rhodesian culture. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.
Note: Speech presented at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Conference, October 1970, at Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania