Folklore and fakelore : essays toward a discipline of folk studies / Richard M. Dorson.

By: Dorson, Richard Mercer
Language: English Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1976.Description: x, 391 p. ; 24 cm.
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Includes index. Contents: Introduction: Folklore, academe, and the marketplace--The theoretical side of folklore: Folklore in the modern world. Mythology and folklore, a review essay. Is folklore a discipline?--The oral process: Oral literature, oral history, and the folklorist. Sources for the traditional history of the Scottish Highlands and Western Islands. - -In the Field: Collecting in County Kerry. Tales of two lobstermen. Dialect stories of the Upper Peninsula. - -Folk heroes of the Media: Comic Indian anecdotes. The career of John Henry. Paul Bunyan in the news.