Guo, Zibin, 1961-
Workinger, Andrew G.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Comparative folktale studies have revealed high quality emic data in past Anthropological study, but not nearly enough studies have been done. This thesis proposes an ideal avenue of study for delineation of patterns to reveal historically particular emic data as well as universal ideals. The avenue of study is that of comparative analysis of six folktales from two vastly different cultures. The people of the icy Chukotka peninsula in Northern Russia and the people of the temperate Appalachian Mountains share rich folktale traditions that provide a look into the cultural valuables and undesirables within both of these cultures. Through a comparison of both cultures’ folktales framed within their sociohistorical backgrounds, this thesis seeks to add to a gap in Anthropologic research.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Appalachian Region -- Folklore; Chukchi -- Folklore; Social history
Bishop, Maggie, "A comparative analysis of Appalachian and Chukchi folktales" (2020). Honors Theses.