Authors Archives: Kathleen Ragan

Asymmetry in Male and Female Storyteller Priorities: An Analysis by Gender of a Sample of Published Folk Narratives Collected from Storytellers Worldwide

Abstract The folk narrative is a largely untapped resource with the potential to address fundamental questions about human culture and cultural changes on anthropological timescales.  The methodology developed in this paper is used to analyze the gender of protagonists in folk narratives as related to the gender of storytellers.  Using grammatically defined units and a […]

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