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 * Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Regina F. Bendix is Professor of Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology at Georg-August-University in Gottingen, Germany. Galit Hasan-Rokem is Max and Margarethe Grunwald Professor of Folklore, and Professor of Hebrew Literature at the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem Part I Concepts and Phenomena 7 Introduction: Concepts and Phenomena 9 Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem 1 The Social Base of Folklore 13 Dorothy Noyes 2 Tradition Without End 40 Francisco Vaz da Silva 3 The Poetics of Folklore 55 Amy Shuman and Galit Hasan-Rokem 4 Three Aspects of Oral Textuality 75 Peter Seitel 5 Performance 94 Richard Bauman 6 Myth-Ritual-Symbol 119 Hagar Salamon and Harvey E. Goldberg 7 Religious Practice 136 Sabina Magliocco 8 Work and Professions 154 Gertraud Koch 9 Material Culture 169 Orvar Lofgren Part II Location 185 Introduction: Location 187 Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem 10 Translingual Folklore and Folklorics in China 190 Lydia H. Liu 11 Japan 211 Akiko Mori 12 India 234 Sadhana Naithani 13 Oceania 248 Phillip H. McArthur 14 Folklore and Folklore Studies in Latin America 265 Fernando Fischman 15 Folklore Studies in the United States 286 Lee Haring and Regina F. Bendix 16 Dancing Around Folklore: Constructing a National Culture in Turkey 305 Arzu Ozturkmen 17 Folklore Studies In Israel 325 Dani Schrire and Galit Hasan-Rokem 18 Fulani (Peul, Fulfulde, Pulaar) Literature 349 Ursula Baumgardt 19 From Volkskunde to the Field of Many Names : Folklore Studies in German-Speaking Europe Since 1945 364 Regina F. Bendix 20 Finland 391 Lauri Harvilahti 21 Ireland 409 Diarmuid O Giollain 22 Russia 426 Alexander Panchenko Part III Reflection 443 Introduction: Reflection 445 Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem 23 Folklore and Literature 447 Cristina Bacchilega 24 Folklore and/in Music 464 Stephen D. Winick 25 Folklore and/on Film 483 Pauline Greenhill 26 Cultural Heritage 500 Valdimar T. Hafstein 27 Cultural Property 520 Martin Skrydstrup 28 Folklore: Legal and Constitutional Power 537 Alison Dundes Renteln Part IV Practice 555 Introduction: Practice Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem 557 29 Seeing, Hearing, Feeling, Writing: Approaches and Methods from the Perspective of Ethnological Analysis of the Present 559 Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber 30 Imagining Public Folklore 579 Debora Kodish 31 The Institutionalization of Folklore 598 Bjarne Rogan Index 631