Feminist Theory and the Study of Folklore

Author: Edited by Susan Tower Hollis, Linda Pershing, and M. Jane Young
Paper – $28
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1994
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About the Book

Taking a performance-centered perspective on folklore, contributors to this volume challenge patriarchal assumptions of the past and rethink old topics from a feminist perspective while opening new areas of research. In eighteen chapters the book covers girls' games, political cartoons, quilting, Pentecostal preachers, daily housework, Egyptian goddesses, tall tales, and birth. This hallmark collection of feminist folklore will be a valuable resource for scholars and other interested readers.


Winner of the Elli Kongas-Maranda Prize, American Folklore Society, 1994.