Feminist Theory and the Study of Folklore (Paperback)

By Susan Hollis (Editor), Linda Pershing (Editor), M. Jane Young (Editor)

University of Illinois Press, 9780252063138, 432pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1993

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Taking a performance-centered perspective on folklore, this book challenges patriarchal assumptions of the past and rethinks old topics from a feminist perspective while opening fresh areas of research. It covers girls' games, political cartoons, quilting, Pentecostal preachers, daily housework, Egyptian goddesses, tall tales, and birth.