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For Erixon, "European (regional) ethnology" comprised the fields of material, social and spiritual culture; to him, folkloristics was a branch of the discipline, and not a discipline in its own right--a position that brought him much opposition from folklorists.
Consider, for starters, the eagle-and-snake story's opening, which with its tree-side setting recalls a similar scene in GEN, one that may well have supplied Etana with this folkloristic ingredient.
In his introduction to the collection Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography, Clifford called for an acknowledgment of the fictiveness of seemingly objective works of ethnography, introducing to the discipline of folkloristics the concept of "new ethnography" and spurring scholars to theorize the process of writing ethnography--a task which had not been substantially undertaken before in the field of folklore studies (2).
Despite its troublesome and complex history, there is rich folkloristic data to be collected at the local level on the Klan.
Though both the normative racism of Faulkner's fictional world and that of the folkloristic tradition that had come to define the term "ballad" suggest that people and cultural forms thus unmarked should probably be understood as white, they are therefore literally unraced.
Cultural and ethnic traditions were highly appreciated, provided they remained folkloristic (see Acciaioli 1985:162).
For most Ambonwari who are currently uninterested in any version of the past that cannot be used in the present, and who are not concerned with the folkloristic maintenance of traditional practices (they know verses of other, less secret songs that they can perform at regional festivals), dwelling on these poetic words would imply that they could not decide between the ancestral past and the Catholic charismatic future.
It might be valuable to explore the linkage of field methodology with folkloristic and anthropological perspectives, and ask the question of what working with buildings presents in the way of interpretative challenges and opportunities to the fieldworker, but that is not the driving purpose here.
the need for a theory of folkloristic translation arises from the nature of verbal folklore, which exists in the memory, suspended between orality and literacy, without the fixed form and capable of multiple realizations before manifesting itself as a performance that must be textualized to be translated (Muhawi, 2002).
In this case, the unspooling of occurrences is emplotted through the vantage point of the young Robi, a metonymy of the author, whose forceful mediation with biographical elements endows the story with credibility, legitimacy and verisimilitude, enacting a much needed secondary opposition juxtaposition to the folkloristic and gossipy nature of the tale (Ofir 1987:18).
Constructing sociocultural anthropological, folkloristic, and ethnological research (henceforth "folklore") as sport is telling.
Armenian Fairy Tales, for example, those collected and edited by Susie Hoogasian-Villa, 100 Armenian Tales and Their Folkloristic Relevance (Detroit, Mich.