Tales, Rumors, and Gossip Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12

Tales, Rumors, and Gossip
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781563081903
  • april 1996
  • 426 pagina's
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Explore the stories and themes that capture the imagination of young people today. A sampling of tales is organized into broad subject areas, such as contaminated food, threats to children, and satanic legends, and the tales are analyzed according to function, structure, and international variants. De Vos also discusses film and literary adaptions and offers suggestions for adapting tales for the junior high and high school curriculum. Explore the stories and themes that capture the imagination of young people today. After a fascinating overview and discussion of contemporary legends (commonly referred to as modern urban legends and often told as true), de Vos examines them in their relationship to rumors and gossip, ostension (acting out the legends), the role of the media in formulation and dissemination, and related tales (e.g., literary horror tales). A sampling of tales is organized into broad subject areas, such as contaminated food, threats to children, and satanic legends, and the legends are analyzed according to function, structure, and international variants. De Vos discusses some of the literary and visual adaptations in popular culture and offers suggestions for adapting tales for the junior high and high school curriculum. A fascinating professional book, this is a great resource to use with young adults.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
april 1996
Aantal pagina's
426 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
12 - 17 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Gail De Vos Gail De Vos
Co-auteur
Gail De Vos
Uitgever
Abc-Clio

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9781563081903

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
427 g
Verpakking breedte
165 mm
Verpakking hoogte
32 mm
Verpakking lengte
240 mm

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