Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: A Reader

edited by Elliott Oring

Compiled to accompany the best-selling textbook, Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: An Introduction, the selections in this anthology extend the discussion in diverse directions, alert the reader to new problems, and introduce alternative perspectives. The essays include folklore classics and recent works, and are organized in sections that correspond to the chapter headings in An Introduction.


Elliott Oring is professor emeritus of anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles, and serves on the editorial boards of Humor: International Journal of Humor Research and Journal of Folklore Research. He has written extensively about humor, folklore, and cultural symbolism.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $33.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-140-5
  • Ebook Price: $24.95
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-390-4
  • Publication Year: 1989
  • Pages: 396
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Elliott Oring
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-140-5
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