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Author Bendix, Regina.
Title In search of authenticity : the formation of folklore studies / Regina Bendix.
Imprint Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

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Subject Folklore -- United States -- History.
Folklore -- Philosophy.
Folklore -- Germany -- History.
Authenticity (Philosophy)
Description 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-294) and index.
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ISBN 0585081026 (electronic bk.)
9780585081021 (electronic bk.)
9780299155438 (electronic bk.)
0299155439 (electronic bk.)
0299155404 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0299155447 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780299155445
9780299155407 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44960993
Additional Format Print version: Bendix, Regina. In search of authenticity. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1997 0299155404 (DLC) 97011607 (OCoLC)36648618
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction3
Pt. 1The Instrumentalization of Authenticity25
 1Poetry, History, and Democracy: Locating Authenticity25
 2From Experience to Representation: The Onset of a Scientific Search for Authenticity45
 3American Romanticism and the Emergence of Folklore Studies68
Pt. 2The Role of Authenticity in Shaping Folkloristic Theory, Application, and Institutionalization95
 4Latent Authenticity Quests in Folklore Definitions and Theories in Turn-of-the-Century Germany97
 5Defining a Field, Defining America119
Pt. 3Questioning the Canon155
 6Departures and Revisions: Toward a Volkskunde Without Canon159
 7From Fakelore to the Politics of Culture: The Changing Contours of American Folkloristics188
 8Epilogue219
 Notes231
 Bibliography261
 Index295