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Folklore RecycledOld Traditions in New Contexts$
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Frank de Caro

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617037641

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.001.0001

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“Authentic Local Culture”

“Authentic Local Culture”

The Open Textuality of a Folk Tradition

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(p.31) Chapter 1 “Authentic Local Culture”
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Folklore Recycled
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Frank de Caro

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0002

This chapter examines how folklores get resituated in new contexts. Folklore is open by nature, and it is in a state of constant flux in a literal sense. When passed by “word of mouth,” the narrative inevitably gets changed; and the folklore is developing new forms constantly. When folklore is reinterpreted, its very language and form will be changed as well.

Keywords:   folklore, word of mouth, language, form, reinterpreted, state of constant flux

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