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The Irish Folklore Commission 1935-1970: History, ideology, methodology

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789517469470 9789522228109 9789522228116 Year: Pages: 535 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617192 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant and SKS
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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"Between 1935 and 1970 the Irish Folklore Commission (Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann), under-funded and at great personal cost to its staff, assembled one of the world’s largest folklore collections. This study draws on the extensive government files on the Commission in the National Archives of Ireland and on a wide variety of other primary and secondary sources, in order to recount and assess the work and achievement of this world-famous institute. The cultural, linguistic, political and ideological factors that had a bearing on the establishment and making permanent of the Commission and that impinged on many aspects of its work are here elucidated. The genesis of the Commission is traced and the vision and mission of its Honorary Director, Séamus Ó Duilearga (James Hamilton Delargy), is outlined. The negotiations that preceded the setting up of the Commission in 1935 as well as protracted efforts from 1940 to 1970 to place it on a permanent foundation are recounted and examined at length. All the various collecting programmes and other activities of the Commission are described in detail and many aspects of its work are assessed and, in some cases, reassessed. This study also deals with the working methods and conditions of employment of the Commission’s field and Head Office staff as well with Séamus Ó Duilearga’s direction of the Commission. This is the first major study of the Irish Folklore Commission, which has been praised in passing in numerous publications, but here for the first time its work and achievement is detailed comprehensively and subjected to scholarly scrutiny. This work should be of interest not only to students of Irish oral tradition but to folklorists everywhere. The history of the Irish Folklore Commission is a part of a wider history, that of the history of folkloristics in Europe and North America in particular. Moreover, the Irish Folklore Commission maintained contacts with scholars on all five continents, and this work has relevance for many areas of the developing world today, where conditions are not dissimilar to those that pertained in Ireland in the 1930's when this great salvage operation was funded by the young, independent Irish state."

Myth and Mentality: Studies in Folklore and Popular Thought

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789517463713 9789522228499 9789522228482 Year: Pages: 317 DOI: 10.21435/sff.8 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Religion --- History of arts --- Languages and Literatures
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"The recent fascination in Finnish folklore studies with popular thought and the values and emotions encoded in oral tradition began with the realisation that the vast collections of the Finnish folklore archives still have much to offer the modern-day researcher. These archive materials were not only collected by scholars, but also by the ordinary rural populace interested in their own traditions, by performers and their audiences. With its myriad voices, this body of source material thus provides new avenues for the researcher seeking to penetrate popular thought. What does oral tradition tell us about the way its performers think and feel? What sorts of beliefs and ideas are transmitted in traditional songs and narratives? Perspectives from the study of mentalities and cultural cognition research provide a framework for investigating these issues. This collection of articles works from the premise that the cultural models which shape mentalities give rise to manifest expressions of culture, including folklore. These models also become embedded in the representations appearing in folklore, and are handed down from one generation to the next. The topics of the book cover age-old myths and world views, concepts of witchcraft and the Devil stretching back to the Middle Ages, and the values and collective emotions of Finnish and Hungarian agrarian communities.&#xD;"

Georg Mayer zum 60. Geburtstag

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Book Series: Sagners Slavistische Sammlung ISBN: 9783876904894 Year: Pages: 451 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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Eine Festgabe wie die vorliegende, dem Jubilar zum 60. Geburtstag gewidmete Schrift, spiegelt wohl immer auch ein Wechselspiel von Anregung und Reaktion, Korrespondenz und Bezugnahme wider. So lässt auch diese Festschrift in ihrer methodischen Anordnung und thematischen Breite Rückschlüsse auf den wissenschaftlichen Werdegang des Jubilars sowie seine Interessen und Arbeitsschwerpunkte zu.

Asian Anthropology

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Book Series: Anthropology of Asia ISBN: 9780203308141 9780415349833 9780415546676 9781134271016 9781134271009 9781134270965 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203308141 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History --- Science (General)
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Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, Asian Anthropology will be a useful teaching tool and a valuable resource for scholars working in Asian anthropology.

Die Chodentrilogie Jindřich Šimon Baars

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876904542 Year: Pages: 287 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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Den Gegenstand vorliegender Untersuchung stellt die Prosa J.Š. Baars, konkret dann die "Chodentrilogie" ("Chodská trilogie" ) und ihre Beziehung zur Folklore wie auch zum literarhistorischen Kontext dar. Das heißt, daß in dieser Arbeit auch die wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Prozesse um die Jahrhundertwende berücksichtigt werden, die für die zeitgenössische Entwicklung der literarischen Werke nicht ohne Bedeutung sind.

Очерки по истории и культуре староверов Эстонии III [Studies on the history and culture of Old Believers in Estonia III]

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Book Series: Acta Slavica Estonica ISBN: 9789949321520 9789949321988 Year: Pages: 337 + 16 pages of co DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_432175 Language: Russian|Estonian
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Religion --- Linguistics --- Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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Acta Slavica Estonica is an international series of publications on current issues of Russian and other Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. This volume continues the tradition of publishing studies on the history and culture of the Old Believers in Estonia. It includes research papers on the topic, as well as transcripts of recorded texts from the Old Believers. The special focus of the volume is on the island Piirissaar, its history, architecture, people and their language, customs and traditions.

Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions

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Book Series: World Oral Literature Series ISSN: 20507933 2054362X ISBN: 9781909254602 Year: Pages: 293 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0033 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Ethnology
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Storytelling plays an important part in the vibrant cultural life of Zambia and in many other communities across Africa. This innovative book provides a collection and analysis of oral narrative traditions as practiced by five Bemba-speaking ethnic groups in Zambia. The integration of newly digitalised audio and video recordings into the text enables the reader to encounter the storytellers themselves and hear their narratives as they were recounted during Robert Cancel’s research trips to Zambia.Robert Cancel's thorough critical interpretation, combined with these newly digitalised audio and video materials, makes Storytelling in Northern Zambia a much needed addition to the slender corpus of African folklore studies that deal with storytelling performance. Cancel threads his way between the complex demands of African fieldwork studies, folklore theory, narrative modes, reflexive description and simple documentation and succeeds in bringing to the reader a set of performers and their performances that are vivid, varied and instructive. He illustrates this living narrative tradition with a wide range of examples, and highlights the social status of narrators and the complex local identities that are at play.Cancel’s innovative study tells us not only about storytelling but sheds light on the study of oral literatures throughout Africa and beyond. Its innovative format, meanwhile, explores new directions in the integration of primary source material into scholarly texts.

How to Read a Folktale: The 'Ibonia' Epic from Madagascar

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Book Series: World Oral Literature Series ISSN: 20507933 2054362X ISBN: 9781909254060 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 163 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0034 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Ethnology
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How to Read a Folktale offers the first English translation of Ibonia, a spellbinding tale of old Madagascar. Ibonia is a folktale on epic scale. Much of its plot sounds familiar: a powerful royal hero attempts to rescue his betrothed from an evil adversary and, after a series of tests and duels, he and his lover are joyfully united with a marriage that affirms the royal lineage. These fairytale elements link Ibonia with European folktales, but the tale is still very much a product of Madagascar. It contains African-style praise poetry for the hero; it presents Indonesian-style riddles and poems; and it inflates the form of folktale into epic proportions. Recorded when the Malagasy people were experiencing European contact for the first time, Ibonia proclaims the power of the ancestors against the foreigner.Through Ibonia, Lee Haring expertly helps readers to understand the very nature of folktales. His definitive translation, originally published in 1994, has now been fully revised to emphasize its poetic qualities, while his new introduction and detailed notes give insight into the fascinating imagination and symbols of the Malagasy. Haring’s research connects this exotic narrative with fundamental questions not only of anthropology but also of literary criticism.

Muuttuvat suomalaiset äänimaisemat

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ISBN: 9789520303822 Year: Pages: 315 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_624254 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Tampere University Press Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 694893
Subject: Media and communication --- Social Sciences
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Muuttuvat suomalaiset äänimaisemat (Transforming Finnish Soundscapes, eds Heikki Uimonen, Meri Kytö & Kaisa Ruohonen) is a collection of research essays and texts that study the sonic environment and how it is experienced. Soundscapes related to time, place and the everyday shape our perception of the present and the past. Sounds can be pleasant and beautiful, pacing the day or year, annoying, boring and everything in between. The theme of transforming soundscapes combines the research essays in the publication. The essays draw from various disciplines and methodologies: media studies, anthropological field work and sensory observation, textual analysis and close reading, folkloristics, archeoacoustics and music studies. &#xD; &#xD;In turn, the texts gathered via a writing competition show how sounds can be listened to both analytically and aesthetically, connecting them to local, national and transnational cultures and histories pondering what sounds mean to the listeners and how they influence the soundscape they live in. The study is a revisit to the One Hundred Finnish Soundscapes project (2006).

El Huayno con Arpa

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ISBN: 9786124507007 9782821844339 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Institut français d’études andines
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El fenómeno musical que este libro estudia proviene de la región de la sierra de Lima y parte de los departamentos de Áncash, Huánuco y Pasco. El arpa - casi siempre con encordado metálico - es un instrumento fundamental de la región, y los huaynos cantados, acompañados por este instrumento son, desde hace décadas, una manifestación musical que se considera típica de la zona. Se puede afirmar que la función tradicional del instrumento es la del acompañamiento de cantantes, incluso cuando el a...

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