Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

1988

Publication Source

The Journal of American Folklore

Volume

101

Issue

399

Start Page

106

Last Page

108

DOI

10.2307/540274

Abstract

A thematic bibliography has the dual function of research summation and discipline boundary-demarcation. When a discipline is still forming, and its patterns are still pliable, a bibliography could have a stabilizing effect, laying the foundation for future scholarship. The admittance of entries from a variety of relevant fields into the bibliography establishes them as the scholarly canon, and they become the core around which subsequent research clusters. This function is apparent in particular in this bibliography of Jewish folklore.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Published as Review by Ben-Amos, D. Reviewed work: Jewish Folklore: An Annotated Bibliography. The Journal of American Folklore 101(399), 106-108. © 1988 by the American Folklore Society.

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Date Posted: 22 September 2017

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