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Folktales of Mexico. / Edited and translated by Américo Paredes. Foreword by Richard M. Dorson.

Identifier: GR115 .P36
Overview A scholarly collection of Mexican tales that still thrive in oral literature and in fiestas, which combine legend, dance, ritual, carnival, and drama. The great and central fact of Mexican folklore is the Spanish-Indian synthesis. The concentrated period of Spanish conquest (1519-21) led immediately into racial and cultural confluence, heralded by the Aztec identification of Cortes with the white god Quetzalcoatl and aided by Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries sympathetic to the natives.

The Urban experience and folk tradition. : / Edited by Américo Paredes and Ellen J. Stekert.

Identifier: GR105 .U7
Scope and Contents Is there a folk in the city? / Richard M. Dorson -- The Negro stereotype: Negro folklore and the riots / Roger D. Abrahams -- Focus for conflict: Southern mountain medical beliefs in Detroit / Ellen J. Stekert -- Country-western music and the urban hillbilly / D.K. Wilgus -- The process of scultural stripping and reintegration: The rural migrant in the city / Morton Leeds.