Subject History

History: Folklore

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  • Name: Folklore
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    Scholars who research "Folklore" look at culture and its common oral, written, and artistic traditions related to a certain group.

    Some reasons we look at "Folklore" include learn about various cultures; understand which aspects of life certain cultures find significant.

    Alan Dundes, Mary Hufford, Dorothy Noyes are a few specialists of "Folklore".

    Some questions in "Folklore" involve genres, definition of folk, performance in context, origin and development.