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Little Girls and Maidens in American Folksongs—An Analysis of Sexual Attitudes
  • Priscilla Oaks
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)


The sexual patterns of woman’s life from birth to early maturity are not only illustrated in folksongs but influenced by them as reflectors of cultural attitudes and norms. Handed down from generation to generation and traditionally anonymous, folksongs are conservative and perpetuate by both inclusion and omission what a society holds valid and proper.


Sexual Attitude Sexual Object Cultural Attitude Folk Song Nursery Rhyme 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Oaks
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishCalifornia State UniversityFullertonUSA

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