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Legend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre, Linda Dégh

Label
Legend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre
Title
Legend and belief
Title remainder
dialectics of a folklore genre
Statement of responsibility
Linda Dégh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Legend and Belief is a descriptive and analytical study of the legend, the most prolific and characteristic form of folklore in contemporary Western civilization. Not that the legend does not have ancient roots; like the tale, the joke, the ballad, the proverb, or mummery, it was part of an archaic, preindustrial tradition. But the legends - as old as conversation and debate about problems of the human condition - has been able to survive the technological innovations of our time. Legend has remained contemporaneous, while many other genres succumbed to their own anachronism. The legend's concerns are universal and eternal, touching upon the most sensitive areas of our existence. This is why stories about supernatural encounters, possessions, divine and infernal miracles, evil spirits, monsters, and prophetic dreams, as well as horror stories about the criminally insane, continue to proliferate in the urban/industrial world. Industrial advancement has not changed the basic fragility of human life, and the commercialization and consumer orientation of the mass media has actually helped legends travel faster and farther. Legends are communicated not only orally, face to face, but also in the press, on radio and television, on countless Web sites, and by e-mail, perpetuating new waves of the "culture of fear.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dégh, Linda
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR78
LC item number
.D44 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legends
  • Urban folklore
  • Belief and doubt
  • Légendes
  • Légendes urbaines
  • Croyance et doute
  • Belief and doubt
  • Legends
  • Urban folklore
  • Legenden
  • Urban legends
  • Volkskunde
  • Legende
  • Volksglaube
  • Legende
  • Volksglaube
Label
Legend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre, Linda Dégh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Legend-tellers
  • 5.
  • The landscape and the climate of the legend
  • 6.
  • Texts, contextualized and processed
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • The topic, purpose, and destination of this book
  • 2.
  • Is there a definition for the legend?
  • 3.
  • Legend as text in context
  • 4.
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780253339294
Lccn
00054014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45418957
  • (OCoLC)ocm45418957
Label
Legend and belief : dialectics of a folklore genre, Linda Dégh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Legend-tellers
  • 5.
  • The landscape and the climate of the legend
  • 6.
  • Texts, contextualized and processed
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.
  • The topic, purpose, and destination of this book
  • 2.
  • Is there a definition for the legend?
  • 3.
  • Legend as text in context
  • 4.
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 498 pages
Isbn
9780253339294
Lccn
00054014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45418957
  • (OCoLC)ocm45418957

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