A Companion to Folklore
presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe.
- An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts
- Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore
- Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore
Keywords: Social & Cultural Anthropology, oral tradition, performance, literature, myth, culture, religion, ethnology, linguistics, heritage