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Dundes, Alan

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Most widely held works by Alan Dundes
Oedipus, a folklore casebook by Lowell Edmunds( )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollecting Freud by J Sadger( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available here for the first time in English, this eyewitness account by one of Freud's earliest students has been rediscovered for twenty-first century readers. Isidor Sadger's recollections provide a unique window into the early days of the psychoanalytic movement - the internecine and ideological conflicts of Freud's disciples. They also illuminate Freud's own struggles: his delight in wit, his attitudes toward Judaism, and his strong opinions concerning lay, non-medical analysts." "In 1930 Sadger published his memoir, Sigmund Freud: Personliche Erinnerungen. With the rise of Nazism and World War II, the book became lost to the world of psychoanalytic history. Recently, Alan Dundes learned of its existence and mounted a search that led him around the world to one of the few extant copies - in a research library in Japan. The result of his quest is Recollecting Freud, a long-lost personal account that provides invaluable insights into Freud and his social, cultural, and intellectual context."--BOOK JACKET
The Blood libel legend : a casebook in anti-Semitic folklore by Alan Dundes( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do we know of the power of legend? How do we put to rest a vicious story, born more than nine centuries ago yet surfacing even today on American television talk shows, that was partly responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492, the basis of persecutions and actual courtroom trials throughout Europe, and exploited in Nazi propaganda?" "Alan Dundes, in this casebook of an anti-Semitic legend, demonstrates the power of folklore to influence thought and history. According to the blood libel legend, Jews murdered Christian infants to obtain blood to make matzah. Dundes has gathered here the work of twelve leading scholars who examine the varied sources and elaborations of the legend. Collectively, their essays constitute a forceful statement against this false accusation." "The legend is traced from the murder of William of Norwich in 1144, one of the first reported cases of ritualized murder attributed to Jews, through nineteenth-century Egyptian reports, Spanish examples, Catholic periodicals, modern English instances, and twentieth-century American cases. The essays deal not only with historical cases and surveys of blood libel in different locales, but also with literary renditions of the legend, including the ballad "Sir Hugh, or, the Jew's Daughter" and Chaucer's "The Prioress's Tale."" "These case studies provide a comprehensive view of the complex nature of the blood libel legend. The concluding section of the volume includes an analysis of the legend that focuses on Christian misunderstanding of the Jewish feast of Purim and the child abuse component of the legend and that attempts to bring psychoanalytic theory to bear on the content of the blood libel legend. The final essay by Alan Dundes takes a distinctly folkloristic approach, examining the legend as part of the belief system that Christians developed about Jews." "This study of the blood libel legend will interest folklorists, scholars of Catholicism and Judaism, and many general readers, for it is both the literature and the history of anti-Semitism. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Parsing through customs : essays by a Freudian folklorist by Alan Dundes( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these stimulating essays, Alan Dundes presents a history of psychoanalytic studies of folklore while also showing how folklore methodology can be used to clarify and validate psychoanalytic theory. Dundes' work is unique in its symbolic analysis of the ordinary imagination. His data are children's games, folktales, everyday speech, cultural metaphors for power and prestige, and rituals associated with childbirth
Work hard and you shall be rewarded : urban folklore from the paperwork empire by Alan Dundes( )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vampire : a casebook by Alan Dundes( )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume gives accounts of the vampire and how its tradition developed in different cultures. The text examines the nature of the vampire from its birth in graveyard lore to the modern-day psychiatric patient with a penchant for drinking blood
The study of folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cockfight : a casebook by Alan Dundes( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A folklorist brings together 18 accounts of the controversial male-dominated ritual of cockfighting, discussing the intricate rules of the cockfight, the ethical question of pitting two equally matched roosters in a fight to the death, the emotional involvement of cockfighters and fans, and the sexual implications of the sport
Never try to teach a pig to sing : still more urban folklore from the paperwork empire by Alan Dundes( )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From game to war and other psychoanalytic essays on folklore by Alan Dundes( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although folklore has been collected for centuries, its possible unconscious content and significance have been explored only since the advent of psychoanalytic theory. Freud and some of his early disciples recognized the potential of such folkloristic genres as myth, folktale, and legend to illuminate the intricate workings of the human psyche. In this volume Alan Dundes, a renowned folklorist who has successfully devoted the better part of his career to applying psychoanalytic theory to the materials of folklore, offers five of his most recent and mature essays on this topic."--Jacket
A flowering tree and other oral tales from India by A. K Ramanujan( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphology of the folktale by V. I︠A︡ Propp( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir Propp was born in Petersburg, April 29, 1895. In 1932 he was called to a position at the University of Leningrad and went on to make major contributions to Russian folklore studies, comparative mythology, and the classification of folklore genres. His international fame is closely tied to the contributions he made to the structural analysis of folklore in Morphology of the Folktale. -- from back cover
Varia folklorica by Alan Dundes( )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother wit from the laughing barrel; readings in the interpretation of Afro-American folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the scope, diversity, and vitality of black culture, here is a fascinating collection of more than sixty articles from some of the most perceptive and authoritative commentators upon the black experience--Zora Neale Hurston, J. Mason Brewer, Sterling A. Brown, Eldridge Cleaver, Willis Laurence James, John Lovell Jr., Langston Hughes, Charles W. Chesnutt, Alan Lomax, Ralph Ellison, A. Philip Randolph, Newbell Niles Puckett, Roger D. Abrahams, and many others. Readers cannot help coming away from this book with a new appreciation of the nature and richness of African American folklore. For those with little or no previous knowledge of this heterogeneous and spellbinding lore Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel will be an eye-opening encounter. Drawn out of the deep, rich well of African American culture, these essays convey the import of the black folk experience for all Americans. No library or individual with a serious interest in African American folklore should fail to own this remarkable anthology
International folkloristics : classic contributions by the founders of folklore by Alan Dundes( )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International folkloristics is a worldwide discipline in which scholars study various forms of folklore ranging from myth, folktale, and legend to custom and belief. In this volume, twenty classic essays, beginning with a piece by Jacob Grimm, reveal the evolving theoretical underpinnings of folkloristics from its nineteenth century origins to its academic coming-of-age in the twentieth century
Interpreting folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often controversial, Alan Dundes's scholarship is always provocative, perceptive, and intelligent. The thirteen essays gathered here by Dundes reflect his concern to assess the material folklorists have so painstakingly amassed and classified, to interpret folklore, to use it to increase our understanding of human nature and human culture
Bloody Mary in the mirror : essays in psychoanalytic folkloristics by Alan Dundes( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bloody Mary in the Mirror mixes Sigmund Freud with vampires and The Little Mermaid to see what new light psychoanalysis can shed on folklore techniques and forms." "Ever since Freud published his analysis of Jewish jokes in 1905 and his disciple Otto Rank followed with his groundbreaking The Myth of the Birth of the Hero in 1909, the psychoanalytic study of folklore has been an acknowledged part of applied psychoanalysis." "All of the essays in this volume create new takes on old traditions. Bloody Mary in the Mirror is an expedition into psychoanalytic folklore techniques and constitutes a giant step towards realizing the potential Freud's work promises for folklore studies."--Jacket
Holy writ as oral lit : the Bible as folklore by Alan Dundes( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book helps us resolve some of the mysteries and contradictions that evolved during the Bible's pre-written legacy and that persist in the Great Book today. Most biblical scholars acknowledge that both the Old and New Testaments were orally transmitted for decades before appearing in written form. With great reverence for the Bible, Dundes offers a new and exciting way to understand its variant texts. He uses the analytical framework of folklore to unearth and contrast the multiple versions of nearly every major biblical event, including the creation of woman, the flood, the ten commandments (there were once as many as eleven or twelve), the names of the twelve tribes, the naming of the disciples, the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord's Prayer, and the words inscribed on the Cross, among many others."--Jacket
Sacred narrative, readings in the theory of myth( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre
The Shabbat elevator and other Sabbath subterfuges : an unorthodox essay on circumventing custom and Jewish character by Alan Dundes( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the topic of 'circumventing custom' with special emphasis on the ingenious ways Orthodox (and other) Jews have devised to avoid breaking the extensive list of activities forbidden on the Sabbath. After examining the sources of Sabbath observance as set forth in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and rabbinical writings, some of the most salient forms of circumvention are described. Then drawing on Freud's insights as to the obsessive nature of religious ritual and his persuasive delineation of anal erotic character, an attempt is made to analyze such facets of Jewish ch
 
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The vampire : a casebook
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Recollecting FreudThe Blood libel legend : a casebook in anti-Semitic folkloreParsing through customs : essays by a Freudian folkloristWork hard and you shall be rewarded : urban folklore from the paperwork empireThe vampire : a casebookThe cockfight : a casebookNever try to teach a pig to sing : still more urban folklore from the paperwork empireFrom game to war and other psychoanalytic essays on folklore
Alternative Names
Alan Dundes americký antropolog, etnolog a folklorista

Alan Dundes Amerikaans antropoloog (1934-2005)

Alan Dundes US-amerikanischer Ethnologe und Folklorist

Dandes, Alan 1934-2005

Dengdisi, A'lan 1934-2005

Dundes, A.

Dundes Rentlen, Alison

Дандес, Алан 1934-2005

الن داندس

ਐਲਨ ਡੰਡਜ਼

അലൻ ഡൻഡിസ്

둔데스, 알란

둔데스, 알렌

アラン・ダンダス

ダンダス, アラン

ダンデス, アラン

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