Children's Folklore: A Source Book by Brian Sutton-Smith, Jay Mechling, Thomas W Johnson PDF

By Brian Sutton-Smith, Jay Mechling, Thomas W Johnson

Children’s Folklore: A resource publication КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО,НАУКА и УЧЕБА, ПСИХОЛОГИЯ Автор: коллектив Название: Children’s Folklore: A resource publication Издательство: Utah nation collage Press Год: 1999 Формат: pdf in rar Размер: 21.11Мб Язык: АнглийскийA number of unique essays by way of students from numerous fields - together with American reviews, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and schooling. kid's Folklore strikes past conventional social-science perspectives of kid improvement. It finds the complexity and artistry of interactions between little ones, hard stereotypes of straightforward formative years innocence and standard motives of improvement that privilege sober and good grownup results. as a substitute, the play and lore of kids is proven to be usually disruptive, wayward, and irrational.0

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Children's folklore is part of the insular world of the child. In comments about my research, principals, teachers, and parents would say, "Children's folklore, interesting. " or "Rope jumping? " As Mary and Herbert Knapp said in One Potato, Two Potato, "Most adults simply assume that today's children don't play traditional games any more" (Knapp and Knapp 1976, xi). lona and Peter Opie remarked on the adult's ignorance of children's folklore: "The schoolchild's verses are not intended for adult ears.

Yet, coupled with this ideal little girl portrayed in the texts was the real little girl who performed the jump-rope songs: I am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl All dressed in blue. And these are the things I like to do: Salute to the captain. Curtsey to the king. S. Marines! This was the same little girl who would throw down her jump rope and run to the baseball diamond to play what she classified as a boy's game. The children in my early folklore study were presenting me with the complexity of their lives.

A head of lettuce], two tokens which are not generally classified together are brought into relation with one another (McDowell 1979, 68). The descriptive routines of children reflect, McDowell says, "the scientific discoveries of the children" (McDowell 1979, 65). In their riddles, children can communicate their increasing knowledge of their world. " From an examination of the content of the riddle corpus, McDowell is able to construct a taxonomy for the categories. The taxonomy reveals the oppositions of culture vs.

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