Lecture 8-28-08 - traditions(including oral traditions of...

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LECTURE 8-28-08 Introduction to the Class - do not be late - lateness will cause your grade to drop. - Everything is in the syllabus. - Books are at Ned’s an the Cal student store. Requirements - you take this class because you need the ac requirement - it will be fulfilled - we will look at different peasants and their folklore - peasant communities will include: amish, poor English countryside people and gypsies. - Those will be the three American Cultures specializations Folklore - according to wikipedia, the definition is: - Folklore is the body of expressive culture , including tales, music , dance , legends , oral history , proverbs , jokes , popular beliefs , customs, and so forth within a particular population comprising the
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Unformatted text preview: traditions (including oral traditions ) of that culture, subculture , or group . It is also the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics .-This is problematic, as we want to stick with peasants. Peasant Culture-There have always been peasants.-Since 1793 they have been documented by the US Census.-They are shunned by society.-They have to stick together to make ends meet.-Self contained community.-Isolated.-Sometimes polyamory occurs.-Religion is used often. Time is out! Please start the rough drafts of your collection!....
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