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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife free pdf This is an authoritative review of folklore from around the world. China...Malta...Madagascar...Wales...and Texas: these are among the many lands, familiar or exotic and distant, that capture our minds and imaginations. And in an era of increasing globalization, students, general readers, and business professionals need to know about the world and its varied ways. So too, a knowledge of world cultures is fundamental to an understanding of increasingly ethnically rich societies. Folklore is not just about the long ago and far away. It's about the here and now, and there is no better way to learn about cultural diversity than to study the folklore and folkways of different ethnic groups. More than just Cinderella and other fairy tales, folklore encompasses the whole realm of traditional beliefs and activities that define a culture. The most comprehensive work of its kind, this encyclopedia engagingly and authoritatively surveys folklife and traditions from around the world. Through its scope and substantial entries, it transcends other references on particular national or regional folklores and is the most ambitious undertaking of its type. It includes some 200 substantial entries written by around 200 expert contributors, provides overview essays on topics and themes central to world folklore, and comprehensively examines folklore and folkways from around the world. The volumes conveniently look at major geographical and cultural regions, and the entries offer detailed examinations of belief systems, traditional sports and games, and folk art.

About William M. Clements

William M. Clements is Professor of English and Folklore at Arkansas State University. His previous books include Sourcebook in Arkansas Folklore (1992), Native American Verbal Art: Texts and Contexts (1996), and Oratory in Native North America (2002). His many essays have appeared in such journals as Southern Quarterly, Journal of American Folklore, Arkansas Review, and South Atlantic Quarterly.

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Author : William M. Clements
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 December 2005
ISBN : 0313328471
EAN : 9780313328473
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1972 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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