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More recently, folklorists have begun to move into the video format to promote musical traditions.
Belief is "invisible and inaudible" (82); it thus seems to be an immanent, hidden quality of some texts that only a folklorist can recognize and label as legends.
Generally speaking, there are two benefits to this type of collection to a folklorist or folksong/music scholar: first, as a survey of the main methodologies, theories and topics in the field of popular culture studies; second, as a kind of interlocutor by which our own discipline can be investigated.
He feels that the differences in scholarly approaches between East and West tend to be exaggerated, that folklorists in the East were well aware of basic concepts developed in the West and knew how to apply them (Jacobeit 1997).
In the final session, folklorist Amy Skillman's description of her work on statewide exhibitions in Pennsylvania provided an important model for similar work in New York.
Folklorists clearly use aspects of the modes he discusses, with the general exceptions of cross-tabulation and quantitative analysis.
Elizabeth Tucker, folklorist and professor of English at Binghamton University.
Frankel analyzes the myths, folk tales, and legends as they relate to the particular step of the heroine's journey by utilizing the work of Joseph Campbell and other scholars including: folklorists, psychologists, symbolicists (author's term), and feminists.
of North Texas) has gathered contributions from anthropologists, ethnologist, folklorists, historians, linguists, philosophers, political scientists, sociologists, and other scholars that provide accessible explanations of witchcraft practices and beliefs, anti-witch ideologies and myths, and witchcraft and witch hunts in the context of gendered social and political developments, along with profiles of important individuals.
While folklorists are quick to recognize new avenues to explore, we are not always quick to shift our definitions to work with them.
Historians, ethnologists and folklorists from four continents present their research on the forms and techniques of communication with representatives from other worlds and the basic religious and ethnological concepts used for interpreting this experience.
At the Rockefeller Foundation's Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio on the shore of Lake Como (where many believe Jimmy Hoffa is buried), sociologists, folklorists, historians, psychologists, literary scholars, anthropologists, marketing researchers, and political scientists gathered for five days to explore the social and political dynamics of rumor and the related concept of urban or contemporary legend.