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  What is Folklore?
In all cases, folklore and folklife are learned and perpetuated within the context of the "group,"; for it is the shared experience which shapes and gives meaning to the exchange.
While folklore is private and intimately shared by groups in informal settings, it is also the most public of activities when used by groups to symbolize their identity to themselves and others.
Actually, folklore is a word very much like culture; it represents a tremendous spectrum of human expression that can be studied in a number of ways and for a number of reasons.
www.nyfolklore.org /resource/what.html   (1814 words)

 IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology
The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology consists of two institutes -- theEthnomusicology Instituteand theFolklore Institute.
The nexus of Ethnomusicology and Folklore in one department fosters the integration of common interests, while department resources and faculty specializations allow for concentrated exploration of interests particular to each area.
Concentrations in both Ethnomusicology and Folklore focus on the cultural contexts as well as the experiential and cognitive aspects of:
www.indiana.edu /~folklore   (115 words)

 Regional Folklore and Mythology
Australian Folklore is a yearly journal of folklore studies, edited and published at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia.
Folklore of the Orkney Islands by Sigurd Towrie offers sea tales (including several about selkies), customs and traditions, and other lore of the land for these islands located off the coast of Scotland.
Traditions and Folklore by Don Richey discusses the Loch Ness Monster, the legend of the White Cross Banner, the tale of Greyfriar's Bobby, an Scottish folkdancing.
www.pibburns.com /mythregi.htm   (5605 words)

Communities throughout time and space have created stories, songs, dance, music, rituals, customs, festivals, and various material artistic genres (a small sampling of what folklorists study) to make sense of and to celebrate the world and the human condition.
As an academic discipline folklore shares concerns, methods, and insights with literature, anthropology, art, music, history, linguistics, philosophy, and mythology.
The unique contribution of folklore is to strive to focus on systems of interrelationships between people and their artistic productions -- we consider both the folk and the lore and how they influence each other.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~mmagouli/folklore.htm   (172 words)

  IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology
The Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology consists of two institutes -- theEthnomusicology Instituteand theFolklore Institute.
The nexus of Ethnomusicology and Folklore in one department fosters the integration of common interests, while department resources and faculty specializations allow for concentrated exploration of interests particular to each area.
Concentrations in both Ethnomusicology and Folklore focus on the cultural contexts as well as the experiential and cognitive aspects of:
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  Folklore.org: About Folklore
The Folklore site allows anyone with an opinion to comment on a story, or to submit a story of their own.
Folklore uses lots of relatively short anecdotes rather than a longer, monolithic narrative because anecdotes are inherently modular and extensible, so the story can be elaborated indefinitely by multiple authors, without compromising their individual voices.
Interlinked anecdotes also leverage the definitive characteristic of the web, the link, to form little webs of their own, and be stitched into the greater tapestry of the web itself, in a fashion that's not possible on the printed page.
www.folklore.org /about.html   (512 words)

  Folklore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group.
The concept of folklore developed as part of the 19th century ideology of romantic nationalism, leading to the reshaping of oral traditions to serve modern ideological goals; only in the 20th century did ethnographers begin to attempt to record folklore without overt political goals.
In mathematics and some related disciplines, the term folklore is used to refer to any result in a field of study which is widely known by practitioners of that field, but considered too trivial or unoriginal to be worth publishing by itself in the research literature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folklore   (773 words)

 Folklore - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But folklore is, properly speaking, the " lore of the folk," while Volkskunde is lore or learning about the folk, and includes not only the mental life of a people, but also their arts and crafts.
The first Folklore Society was founded in London in 1878; similar bodies now exist in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland and especially in Germany and Austria.
Other important lines of folklore research in the Golden Bough are those dealing with spring ceremonies, with the primitive view of the soul, with animal cults, and with sun and rain charms.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Folklore   (1368 words)

 University of Pennsylvania - Folklore and Folklife
The discipline of folklore emerged in the nineteenth century and was forged by the scholarly and intellectual trends, and the social and political conflicts of the twentieth century.
Folklore is the study of human expressions in languages, images, music and food, and movements in traditional societies and the representation of these forms in the world of modern technology literatures, and the arts.
Folklore's reach is global, ranging from villages, towns and cities in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia and Europe, to migrant and immigrant communities in the megalopolitan and rural regions of the world, and spanning diverse population groups as well.
www.sas.upenn.edu /folklore/introduction.html   (375 words)

 The Protection of Expressions of Folklore: The Attempts at International Level   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Folklore is commercialized without due respect for the cultural and economic interests of the communities in which it originates.
This is because, whereas an expression of folklore is the result of an impersonal, continuous and slow process of creative activity exercised in a given community by consecutive imitation, works protected by copyright must, traditionally bear a mark of individual originality.
In some countries, expressions of folklore may be regarded as the property of the nation, while in other countries, a sense of ownership of the traditional artistic heritage may have developed in the communities concerned.
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 84.04.01: Folklore in the Oral Tradition, Fairytales, Fables and Folk-legend
As to the origins of folklore, Bascom theorizes that any story must be invented by some individual, and it is either accepted or rejected by the group because it does or does not fill a need.
Folklore can carry along and teach the history of a people as well as its cultural norms diligence, respect, perseverance, etc. Dangers and how to avoid them may be pointed out.
Folklore is rich in themes and symbols which can stimulate the resources a student needs to cope with his difficult inner problems.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1984/4/84.04.01.x.html   (7756 words)

 Palestinian Folklore Home Page
Folklore progresses as the society progresses, and it moves from one generation to another.
Because of the importance of folklore in the life of a nation, we as Palestinians carry a national duty to revive and study our folklore.
The Palestinian Folklore Center in al-Bireh and The Center for the Revival of Arabic Heritage in al-Taybah.
www.barghouti.com /folklore   (435 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Folklore is one of the earliest English-language journals in the field of folkloristics, first published as The Folk-Lore Record in 1878.
Folklore aims to be lively, informative and accessible, whilst maintaining high standards of scholarship.
However, Taylor and Francis and the Folklore Society and its agents and licensors make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the Content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/0015587X.asp   (360 words)

 Orkneyjar - The Folklore of the Orkney Islands
Their folklore is a vital part of the vanishing magic.
Given the mystical, almost dreamlike landscape of the Orkney Islands, with standing stones, ancient ruins, burial mounds and spectacular scenery, all hemmed in by the invisible walls of a raging sea, it is not surprising that the islands have such a rich and varied folklore.
A folklore that was able to develop and spread around the winter flames.
www.orkneyjar.com /folklore/index.html   (288 words)

 CSUF -- Folklore Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Folklore touches all our lives, from birth to death, from initiation to finals, from yesterday to day, from one to all.
CSUF offers a number of courses treating both folklore (the "stuff") and folkloristics (the discipline) taught by experts in the field.
In addition we maintain folklore archives to serve your research needs.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore   (78 words)

 BUBL LINK: Folklore
An encyclopaedia of mythology, folklore and legend, containing over 4700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, legendary creatures and monsters from around the world.
Resources cover aspects of mythology and folklore that are connected to the likes of calendar customs, including information on the quarter days, and themes that are found in both Eastern and Western cultures, such as the fertility symbol of the Green Man and rites of passage.
Traditional customs and the folklore of Orkney are detailed, with images and texts relating to the annual festivals and sea tales.
bubl.ac.uk /link/f/folklore.htm   (1038 words)

 folklore. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The study of folklore emerged significantly in the 19th cent., partly out of the rise of European romanticism, with its interest in the past, and partly out of nationalism, with its stress on the indigenous.
Folklore has become increasingly important in the study of primitive societies and in understanding the history of mankind.
Almost every country has a folklore society which collects, analyzes, and publishes folk material (e.g., in the United States the American Folklore Society publishes the Journal of American Folklore).
www.bartleby.com /65/fo/folklore.html   (247 words)

 The Venezuela Eco Portal  to Eco-Tourism & Ecology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The folklore was one of its areas of interest, and already in the núm.
the folklore exist to the margin of the town, of the neighborhoods, of the county, as long as
Folklore were events organized by cultural institutions of the Venezuelan State in 1983.
ecoportal.tripod.com /folklore-section.htm   (3563 words)

 A Gazetteer of Arthurian Folklore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some regions saw their local topographic folklore recorded in detail and from a very early date whilst in others such antiquarian activity was largely lacking -- this fact almost certainly lies at the root of the large number of Welsh sites in this list compared to, for example, the paucity of material from the south-west.
In addition to evidencing 'Arthur the hunter' it would seem to be related the the widespread folkloric belief that Arthur led the Wild Hunt, with tales of Arthur and his men riding along this a night-time, invisible except for the glint of silver horse shoes.
At the junction of the townships of Zennor, Gulval and Madron (in Cornwall) is a flat stone on which Arthur and four Cornish kings are said to have dined when gathering their forces to meet the Viking invaders at the battle of Vellan-drucher Moor.
www.arthuriana.co.uk /concepts/folkgazt.htm   (5284 words)

Melodious tunes and beautiful voices, fiery dances and brightly coloured costumes - Bulgarian folklore has to be seen, felt and experienced!
The world is discovering it again and again at major folklore and song contests in Italy, France, England and Ireland from which the Bulgarian music and dance ensembles invariably walk off with the first prizes.
If you attend one of the many picturesque folk fairs, singing contests and original folklore festivals in this Country, which gather thousands of singers, musicians and dancers, where several generations of Bulgarians sing, play and dance, you will perhaps yourself discover the key to this mystery, the key to the heart and soul of Bulgaria.
www.travel-bulgaria.com /content/folklore.shtml   (159 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Folklore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Folklore: An Introduction - Contains definitions, basic categories, and listings of subjects studied by folkloristics.
Journal of Folklore Research - A peer-reviewed publication of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University, established in 1965.
Lucky W Amulet Archive - Encyclopedic resource describing and illustrating folkloric talismans and lucky charms from around the world, including horseshoe, swastika, four-leaf clover, rabbit foot, raccoon penis bone, hamsa hand, John the Conqueror root, scarab beetle, and fl cat bone.
dmoz.org /Society/Folklore   (552 words)

 Celtic Folklore
During the 19th and early 20th Century there was a resurgence of interest in the folklore of Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
These three books are her retellings of Irish mythology and folklore, and are among the best of the genre.
Myths and Folklore of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin [1890] [PB]
www.sacred-texts.com /neu/celt   (1351 words)

 Department of Folklore | Welcome
Founded in 1968, the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland enjoys an international reputation, and is the only Anglophone university in Canada to offer a comprehensive program in folklore with undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees.
Training in folklore studies offers valuable preparation for careers in a variety of cultural enterprises, particularly those involving intangible cultural heritage.
Ethnographic field research practices are fundamental to folklore studies.
www.mun.ca /folklore   (162 words)

 Encyclopedia Mythica: mythology, folklore, and religion.
Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion.
The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands.
Prelit Christmas Trees - Celebrate your myth, folklore, or religion with a high quality artificial Christmas tree.
www.pantheon.org   (235 words)

 folklore: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
Folklore sur PS3 Cette pub pour le jeu Folklore sur PS3 vient de m'être envoyée avec la mention suivante : "Allumez le son, montez-le, mettez-vous bien à l'aise dans votre fauteuil et détendez-vous" 11 novembre 2007 [IMG Permalink]
Palestinian Folklore Dancing Banned in a US School
Nederlander; ken je folklore Nov 9th, 2007 by deDeurs [IMG gggg.jpg] Als Nederlander met Dietschen bloed in de aderen kies je voor je eigen folklore.
www.technorati.com /tag/folklore   (453 words)

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