About the book:
This voluminous book provides a range of international theories and methodologies in analytical folklore investigations and a classification scheme based on genre is offered as the system of taxonomy for Philippine traditional materials. The author counts on regional folklorists to refine the classifications according to the texts of their respective areas. The different genres are explained and examined in another part of the book.
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2006
About the author:
Mellie Landicho Lopez is the first Asian to be trained in the interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral Program in Folklore at the Department of Anthropology of the University of California (UC) at Berkeley. She is the first Filipina to receive a postdoctoral grant from the American Culture Institute of UC to undertake research on “Pioneer Filipino Women Immigrants in California.”
She also taught in several universities such as the University of the Philippines-Diliman, UC Berkeley, the Wesleyan University in Nueva Ecija and the Philippine National Arts Center in Laguna. She is a journalist, scholar, academician, patron of the arts, anthropologist and museologist.