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Folk Groups

by: Austin Courter

Folk Groups F131

Austin Courter
GPA 3.76
Folklore in the United States
Professor Caffery

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Folklore in the United States
Professor Caffery
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Austin Courter on Tuesday September 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to F131 at Indiana University taught by Professor Caffery in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Folklore in the United States in Literature at Indiana University.


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Date Created: 09/29/15
Folk Groups any group with some measure of identity Review shit Major types of folklore Oral Songs jokes Customary Holiday folk dances Material Costumes art sculpture food 3 Levels of Culture Folk joke folk music Normative pop culture Pop music ie Taylor Swift TV movies Elite Novel ne arts music like opera 5 Qualities of Folklore 1 In format it has to t into one of the major types of folklore 2 Maker is anonymous usually but not always 3 Found in different versions 4 Traditional in form and transmissionit has stayed the same as it gets passed down 5 Formularized something that has stayed the same New shit Caffery quotAny group with some measure of identity and shared tradition Alan Dundes quotAny group of people whatsoever who share at least one common factor SIMPLY A group with Folklore 4 Theories of Folklore Communal Theory folk made by peasants in festival settings and no one person truly created each song or dance Survivals Theory Certain cultures are ahead or behind other ones Often called Evolutionary theory We have folklore as a remnant from a previous stage of less civilized culture Gesunkenes Kulturgut Idea that folklore is items of past elite culture that have been adapted and popularized in folk culture Individual Origins and Communal Recreation Invented by individuals and other people can innovate it as it moves down


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