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The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Sadhana Naithani


This book examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and 1950. Much of this work was accomplished in the context of colonial relations and done by non-folklorists, yet these oral narratives and poetic expressions of non-Europeans were transcribed, translated, published, and discussed internationally. The book analyzes the role of folklore scholarship in the construction of colonial cultural politics as well as in the conception of international folklore stud ... More

Keywords: British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, British colonies, colonial relations, oral narratives, folklore scholarship, colonial cultural politics, international folklore studies, cultural histories

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734553
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sadhana Naithani, author

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