Quotes by Alan Dundes

Alan Dundes was a folklorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been describe as "widely credited with helping to shape modern folklore scholarship", and "one of the most admired and influential folklorists in the world" He wrote 12 books, both academic and popular, and edited or co-wrote two dozen more.

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Quote by Alan Dundes

If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.

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The study of folklore is largely the study of particular folklore genres: myth, folktale, legend, ballad, proverb, riddle, superstition, etc.

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Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.

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Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.

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