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Thread #18581   Message #524903
Posted By: masato sakurai
10-Aug-01 - 02:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: What isn't Folk?
Subject: RE: BS: What isn't Folk?
To quote some of Dan's comments: "folklore represents a particular mode of collective and spontaneous thought"; "In its cultural context, folklore is not an aggregate of things, but a process--a communicative process, to be exact"; "folklore communication takes place in a situation in which people confront each other face to face and relate to each other directly"; "In sum, folklore is artistic communication in small groups"; "Some traditions are folklore, but not all folklore is traditional." For Alan, the answer to the question "Who are the folk?" is: "Among others, we [in italics] are!" [of course, except when we do not communicate artistically in small groups--my interpretation].