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The study of folklore
From Etic to Emic Units in the Structural Study of Folktales
TRADITIONALLY, the study of folklore in general and folktales in particular has tended to be diachronic rather than synchronic. The emphasis has clearly been upon the genesis and development ofExpand
Folk Ideas as Units of Worldview
FOR SOME TIME NOW, folklorists have become increasingly annoyed at what they regard as a nonprofessional and indiscriminately extended use of the term "myth" to apply to a wide variety of materials.Expand
The Evil Eye: A Casebook
The evil eye - the power to inflict illness, damage to property, or even death simply by gazing at or praising someone - is among the most pervasive and powerful folk beliefs in the Indo-European andExpand
The Strategy of Turkish Boys' Verbal Dueling Rhymes
THE UNDERLYING STRATEGY of specific traditional verbal encounters has not received much attention from anthropologists and folklorists. Anthropologists speak at length of joking or teasingExpand
Folkloristics in the Twenty-First Century (AFS Invited Presidential Plenary Address, 2004)
The state of folkloristics at the beginning of the twenty-first century is depressingly worrisome. Graduate programs in folklore around the world have been disestablished or seriously weakened. TheExpand
Parsing through Customs: Essays by a Freudian Folklorist
In these stimulating essays, Alan Dundes presents a history of psychoanalytic studies of folklore while also showing how folklore methodology can be used to clarify and validate psychoanalyticExpand
The Mission of Metaphor in Expressive Culture [and Comments and Reply]
The reappearance of the metaphor concept in ethnologic inquiry suggests the need for a clearer trope-ology than we now possess. Metaphor (and metonym) is defined here as the predication of aExpand