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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

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

Frank de Caro

University Press of Mississippi

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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