Fairy tales and society : illusion, allusion, and paradigm /

This collection of exemplary essays by internationally recognized scholars examines the fairy tale from historical, folkloristic, literary, and psychoanalytical points of view. For generations of children and adults, fairy tales have encapsulated social values, often through the use of fixed charact...

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Other Authors: Bottigheimer, Ruth B. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Lutz Röhrich
  • Oral narration in contemporary North America / Kay F. Stone
  • Madness and cure in the thousand and one nights / Jerome W. Clinton
  • To spin a yarn : the female voice in folklore and fairy tale / Karen E. Rowe
  • Telling tales- spreading tales : change in the communicative forms of a popular genre / Rudolf Schenda
  • Born yesterday : heroes in the Grimms' Fairy Tales / Maria M. Tatar
  • Silenced women in the Grimms' Tales : the "fit" between fairy tales and society in their historical context / Ruth B. Bottinheimer
  • Folklorists as agents of nationalism : Asturian legends and the problem of identity / James W. Fernandez
  • Gender-related biases in the Type and Motif Indexes of Aarne and Thompson / Torborg Lundell
  • The structure of "Snow White" / Steven Swann Jones
  • The encyclopedia of the folktale / Hans-Jörg Uther
  • Fairy tales from a semiotic perspective / Anna Tavis
  • Fairy tales and psychotherapy / Simon A. Grolnick
  • The criminological significance of the Grimms' Fairy Tales / Gerhard O.W. Mueller
  • Feminist appoaches to the interpretation of fairy tales / Kay F. Stone
  • Marxists and the illumination of folk and fairy tales / Jack Zipes
  • Past and present folkloristic narator research / Rainer Wehse
  • Fairy tales from a folkloristic perspective / Alan Dundes
  • The Grimms and the German obsession with fairy tales / Jack Zipes
  • The "utterly Hessian" fairy tales by "old Marie" : the end of a myth / Heinz Rölleke.