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Dundes, Alan

Overview
Works: 209 works in 878 publications in 3 languages and 38,198 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings  Classification  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler, Translator, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: GR45, 398.072
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Dundes
The study of folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

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

Sacred narrative, readings in the theory of myth( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 867 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
Mother wit from the laughing barrel; readings in the interpretation of Afro-American folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 787 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
Every man his way; readings in cultural anthropology by Alan Dundes( Book )

14 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic Notions by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, advertisements, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights era and implanted themselves within the American psyche
Oedipus, a folklore casebook by Lowell Edmunds( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the 'Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World' series, this book explores Oedipus, a key figure in ancient myth. It is useful as an 'all-you-need-to-know' for lower-level courses, a platform for further study at a more advanced level, or a reference book of key information for researcher and academics
The vampire : a casebook by Alan Dundes( Book )

17 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Blood libel legend : a casebook in anti-Semitic folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy writ as oral lit : the Bible as folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 406 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
Parsing through customs : essays by a Freudian folklorist by Alan Dundes( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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 & rsquo; work is unique in its symbolic analysis of the ordinary imagination. His data are children & rsquo;s games, folktales, everyday speech, cultural metaphors for power and prestige, and rituals associated with childbirth
Varia folklorica by Alan Dundes( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work hard and you shall be rewarded : urban folklore from the paperwork empire by Alan Dundes( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A flowering tree and other oral tales from India by A. K Ramanujan( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cockfight : a casebook by Alan Dundes( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 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
From game to war and other psychoanalytic essays on folklore by Alan Dundes( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 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
Bloody Mary in the mirror : essays in psychoanalytic folkloristics by Alan Dundes( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 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
International folkloristics : classic contributions by the founders of folklore( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 249 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
Recollecting Freud by J Sadger( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 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 psychoanalyt
"Best of all possible friends" : three decades of correspondence between the folklorists Alan Dundes and Wolfgang Mieder by Wolfgang Mieder( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Interpreting folklore
Alternative Names
Alan Dundes Amerikaans antropoloog (1934-2005)

Alan Dundes US-amerikanischer Ethnologe und Folklorist

Dandes, Alan 1934-2005

Dundes, A.

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

Languages
English (289)

German (2)

Italian (1)

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Sacred narrative, readings in the theory of mythMother wit from the laughing barrel; readings in the interpretation of Afro-American folkloreOedipus, a folklore casebookThe vampire : a casebookThe Blood libel legend : a casebook in anti-Semitic folkloreHoly writ as oral lit : the Bible as folkloreParsing through customs : essays by a Freudian folkloristWork hard and you shall be rewarded : urban folklore from the paperwork empire