Selected Essays

by Richard M. Dorson

Folklore: Selected Essays is a book that will interest not only professional folklorists but also the scholars in language and literature, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, and others who are continually asking "What is folklore?" After demonstrating the interaction of folklore with other disciplines—anthropology, ethnology, sociology, literature, linguistics, and cultural geography, among others—Professor Dorson analyzes the skills of the folklorist and the practice of folklore in a new setting, the urban area. In other essays, he discusses the folk aesthetic, reinterprets the concepts of myth and legend, explores the relation of folklore and history, and considers the academic future of folklore.


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