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Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer) 1916-1981

Overview
Works: 201 works in 792 publications in 4 languages and 26,873 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Personal narratives  History  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Compiler, Honoree, ed, Depositor
Classifications: GR105, 398.0973
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American folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )
58 editions published between 1959 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the entire field of America folklore-folkways jests, boasts, tall tales, ballads, and legendary heroes-from the era of colonization to the present age of mass culture
America in legend : folklore from the colonial period to the present by Richard M Dorson( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at our nation's past and development through tales, humor and contemporary hero tales
Handbook of American folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes material on interpretation methods and presentation of research
Folktales told around the world by Richard M Dorson( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authentic field-recorded texts of over one hundred tales recited by story-tellers from forty-six cultures around the world, collected as a representative sampling of the world's folk traditions
Folklore and folklife, an introduction by Richard M Dorson( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the characteristics of folk cultures and discusses the procedures used by social scientists to study folklife
Buying the wind: regional folklore in the United States by Richard M Dorson( Book )
28 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selection of tales, songs, riddles, proverbs and other items of folklore from seven regional cultures of the U.S.A
African folklore by Richard M Dorson( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America rebels; narratives of the patriots by Richard M Dorson( Book )
30 editions published between 1952 and 1973 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peasant customs and savage myths; selections from the British folklorists by Richard M Dorson( Book )
31 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America begins; early American writing by Richard M Dorson( Book )
31 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folk legends of Japan by Richard M Dorson( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true folk legend, as distinguished from the fairy tale or literary embellishment, is one of the sure keys to a people's beliefs, customs, and ways of thinking. Japan possesses more such legends than any Occidental country. And yet this great body of legendry, with its wealth of meaning, its significance and itssheer fascination, has until now been only rarely available in English translations usually in out-of-the-way publications. The present volume presents a representative collection of over one hundred Japanese folk legends. These have been selected by a distinguished American folklori
American Negro folktales by Richard M Dorson( Book )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British folklorists; a history by Richard M Dorson( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folklore and fakelore : essays toward a discipline of folk studies by Richard M Dorson( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical note: DorsonRichard M.: Richard M. Dorson is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University. He is review editor of the Journal of American Folklore and author of Jonathan Draws the Long Bow, a collection of New England tales
American folklore & the historian by Richard M Dorson( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Folklore: selected essays by Richard M Dorson( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bloodstoppers & bearwalkers; folk traditions of the Upper Peninsula by Richard M Dorson( Book )
18 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and beast in American comic legend by Richard M Dorson( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land of the millrats by Richard M Dorson( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Most of Richard Dorson's thirty years as folklorist have been spent collecting tales and legends in the remote backcountry, far from the centers of population. For this book he extended his search for folk traditions to one of the most heavily industrialized sections of the United States. Can folklore be found, he wondered, in the Calumet Region of northwest Indiana? Does it exist among the steelworkers, ethnic groups, and blacks in Gary, Whiting, East Chicago, and Hammond? In his usual entertaining style, Dorson shows that a rich and varied folklore exists in the Region. Although it differs from that of rural people, it is equally vital. Much of this urban lore finds expression in conversational anecdotes and stories that deal with pressing issues: the flight from the inner city, crime in the streets, working conditions in the steel mills, the maintenance of ethnic identity, the place of blacks in a predominantly white society. The folklore reveals strongly held attitudes such as the loathing of industrial work, resistance to assimilation, and black adoption of middle-class-white values. Miliworkers and mill executives, housewives, ethnic performers, storekeepers, and preachers tell their stories about the Region. The concerns that occupy them affect city dwellers throughout the United States. Land of the Millrats, though it depicts a special place, speaks for much of America
Folklore in the modern world by Richard M Dorson( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dorson, R. H.
Dorson, R. M. 1916-1981
Dorson, R. M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981
Dorson, Richard M.
Dorson, Richard M. 1916-
Dorson, Richard M. 1916-1981
Dorson, Richard M. (Richard Mercer), 1916-1981
Dorson, Richard Mercer
Dorson, Rižard M. 1916-1981
Mercer Dorson, Richard 1916-
ドーソン, リチャード・M
Languages
English (382)
Japanese (5)
Spanish (3)
Serbian (1)
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