Fields of Folklore: Essays in Honor of Kenneth S. Goldstein
Edited by Roger D. Abrahams.
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This wide-ranging collection includes articles by twenty of the world's most eminent folkorists who have come together to honor their colleagure Kenneth S. Goldstein, professor, scholar, book publisher, record producer, collector, chairman of the Department of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, editor of the Journal of American Folklore , past-president of the American Folklore Society, and author of the landmark book A Guide for Field Workers in Folklore , which remains, more than thirty years after its first publication, the standard text on its subject. Drawing inspiration from Goldstein's example as a researcher and scholar, the contributors examine topics ranging from Goldstein's own theoretical positions and the process of fieldwork to discussions of folk belief, ethnic diversity, children's folklore, Native American texts, early American rituals and folklore, women's folklore, and obscenity. This volume represents the cutting-edge of current methods in folklore studies while celebrating the intellectual traditions that have defined the field in the latter half of the twentieth century.
Contributors: Roger D. Abrahams, Dan Ben-Amos, Tristram Potter Coffin, Henry Glassie, Herbert Halpert, David J. Hufford, Dell Hymes, Virginia Hymes, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Margaret Mills, Peter Narváez, John W. Roberts, Dan Rose, Neil V. Rosenberg, Robert Blair St. George, Brian Sutton-Smith, John F. Szwed, Janet Theophano, Gerald Thomas, and J. D. A. Widdowson.
About the Editor: Roger D. Abrahams is the Hum Rosen Professor of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous books on African- and Anglo-American folklore, forms of festive expression, children's folklore, and American history.
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