Lecture 9-8-08

Lecture 9-8-08 - LECTURE 9-8-08 Definitions of folklore....

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LECTURE 9-8-08 Definitions of folklore . Jack Aubrey – defined what his folklore was back in the Romantic Nationalistic period in Europe. Later we will learn about the rise of Romantic Nationalism. How did folklore get into English? William John Thumbs wrote a letter about the manners and customs of the olden time, and he gave it name, folk- lore. This is the BEST definition of the folk: The folk are in small scale communities, like villages. For Herder, there was no folklore in the cities. The people lived in rural areas and isolated, oblivious to Kant and Locke. They are ignorant of modernity. The folk knowledge was viewed as put together through mouth to mouth and not through reading and writing. The folk were homogeneous, as with modern people individualism was key. The folk out there all think the same. Individuality and creativity are not emphasized. All folks have the same folklore. This is the best definition and you will need to remember it.
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