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The Development of Soviet Folkloristics, Hardback Book

The Development of Soviet Folkloristics Hardback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Folklore series


Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union.

Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship.

Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional development of folkloristics in the Soviet Union in the first half of the twentieth century, concentrating especially upon the transition from pre-revolutionary Russian to Soviet Marxist folkloristics.

The study of folklore moved from narrator studies to the description of the relationship of lore to larger contexts of social groups and social classes.

Showing an exceptional knowledge of Russian, political theory and folkloristics, Dana Howell provides a valuable window into the rise of folkloristics in a country undergoing almost unprecedented changes in social and political conditions.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Folklore, myths & legends
  • ISBN: 9781138842588

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