folkloristics


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folk·lor·is·tics

 (fōk′lô-rĭs′tĭks, -lō-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
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Contributors are scholars working in humanities and humanistic social science disciplines like folkloristics, anthropology, sociology, communications, American studies, and cultural studies in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Israel.
Through ethnographic fieldwork and research in folkloristics, the author reveals that the Aguda identify strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in contemporary times, and thus, their fluid identity moves from Yoruba to Cuban, and back again, in a manner that illustrates the truly cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic community affiliation.
His research interests include gender politics, folkloristics, dalit studies, and translation studies.
To some extent, the increasing centrality of everyday practice in cultural scholarship has seemingly come at the expense of other theoretical orientations, most especially the theories of performance which have long been a mainstay in American folkloristics.
Within the fields of folkloristics and literary studies, the fairy tale has been notoriously difficult to pin down (see Maria Tatar's The Classic Fairy Tales [1999] and Stith Thompson's The Folktale [1977] for prominent perspectives).
Well-written and researched, the book will interest a variety of readers, such as cultural historians, policy makers, museum professionals, and scholars in ethnology, heritage, and folkloristics.
In his introduction to the collection Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, Clifford called for an acknowledgment of the fictiveness of seemingly objective works of ethnography, introducing to the discipline of folkloristics the concept of "new ethnography" and spurring scholars to theorize the process of writing ethnography--a task which had not been substantially undertaken before in the field of folklore studies (2).
The articles link scientific botany to political issues like imperialism, social networking, and a culturally influenced taxonomy; ethnobotany to folkloristics and education; scientific botanical practice to nature writing and leisure walks through the landscape; and economic and religious practices to the function of plant species.
Wolfram was a leading figure in the Nazification of Reich German folkloristics in 1938 -45, and after the war a disturbing example of the failure of, especially, the Austrian scholarly folklore community to come to terms with its enthusiastic involvement in National Socialism.
This is a small collection of articles initiated by the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory and dedicated to the study of some selected aspects of the culture of death in archaeology, folkloristics, and media studies.
The overall results provide strong evidence for the intellectual heritage of folkloristics, folklore as crucial evidence of human thought and action, provocative possibilities of folkloristic meaning, and folklore's persistence as a natural process of culture.
Recent writing about the concept of the hybrid in folkloristics help to contextualize the design choices made in the construction of the Web site (see Dorst 1999; Gordon and Anderson 1999; Haney 1999; and Kapchan and Strong 1999).