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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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Folklore’s Messiness

Folklore’s Messiness

(p.3) Introduction Folklore’s Messiness
Folklore Recycled

Frank de Caro

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the inherent messiness found in folklores. As folklores are passed down to future generations, one aspect of their narrative is changed; as seen from the case of “Cinderella,” which started as a folktale but which changed into a Walt Disney animated film for children. With folklore’s transition to different kinds of media, folklore escapes its usual folk context, as it is used as a fundamental mode of human communication.

Keywords:   folklores, Cinderella, folktale, media, human communication, folk context

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