Since its publication in 1968, The Study of American Folklore
has remained the text of choice for introductory folklore courses, providing students with a comprehensive and engaging survey of the field. The Fourth Edition, thoroughly revised and updated by the distinguished folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand, maintains the popular organization of previous editions and adds new features to reflect the needs of today's courses.
Written especially for the introductory undergraduate course, The Study of American Folklore provides students with solid and succinct definitions, illuminating and engaging examples, and up-to-date resources for further reading, all framed within an organization that is flexible and teachable.
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