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Children's Folklore: A Handbook

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Children have their own games, stories, riddles, and so forth. This book gives students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore. Included are chapters on the definition and classification of children's folklore, the presence of children's folklore in literature and popular culture, and the scholarly interpretation of children's folklore. The volume also includes a wide range of examples and texts demonstrating the variety of children's folklore around the world.

Children have always had their own games, stories, riddles, jokes, and so forth. Many times, children's folklore differs significantly from the folklore of the adult world, as it reflects the particular concerns and experiences of childhood. In the late 19th century, children's folklore began receiving growing amounts of scholarly attention, and it is now one of the most popular topics among folklorists, general readers, and students. This book is a convenient and authoritative introduction to children's folklore for nonspecialists.

The volume begins with a discussion of how children's folklore is defined, and how various types of children's folklore are classified. This is followed by a generous selection of examples and texts illustrating the variety of children's folklore from around the world. The book then looks at how scholars have responded to children's folklore since the 19th century, and how children's folklore has become prominent in popular culture. A glossary and bibliography round out the volume.

Synopsis:

Examines how children's folklore is defined, and how various types of children's folklore are classified. Provides examples and texts illustrating the variety of children's folklore from around the world.

Table of Contents

Light as a feather-- — Tradition and creativity — Reflections of social and political change — Collecting folklore from children — Folklore and education — Definitions and classifications — Childhood — Folklore — Play — Riddles, jokes, and routines of victimization — Rhymes — Taunts and counter-taunts — Songs — Cheers — Games — Pranks — Narratives — Rituals — Material culture — Examples and texts — Introduction — Riddles, jokes, and routines of victimization — Rhymes — Taunts and counter-taunts — Songs — Cheers — Games — Pranks — Narratives — Rituals — Material culture — Scholarship and approaches — Founding scholars — Playground pioneers — Performance — Psychoanalytic approaches — Gender — Space and place — The supernatural — Cross-cultural comparison — Aggression and violence — Contexts — Autobiography — Children's literature — Film — Television — Toys and games — Dolls.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122590402
Subtitle:
A Handbook
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Creator:
Elizabeth Tucker
Author:
Tucker, Elizabeth
Author:
Elizabeth Tucker
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Children's Literature - General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Folklore and children.
Subject:
Children -- Folklore.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
164

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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"Synopsis" by , Examines how children's folklore is defined, and how various types of children's folklore are classified. Provides examples and texts illustrating the variety of children's folklore from around the world.
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