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Angels, Putti, Dragons and Fairies: Believing the Impossible
Roger S. Wotton
Opticon1826 , 2009, DOI: 10.5334/opt.070906
Abstract: Representational art - painting, cartoon film, etc. - makes myths appear real, with mythological creatures and objects often placed within familiar and naturalistic scenes. We are then witnesses to events that may be described only in literature, or in verbal folklore, yet the images created become believable. In this way the myths are reinforced and we assimilate these fantastic forms into our thinking. One of the myths is that of flying beings. Angels, putti, fairies and dragons are all shown as having wings, an otherwise naturalistic form that we recognise readily. Yet, are they able to fly? If not, why do we wish to suggest they have the same powers of flight as real flying animals?
The Buddhist landscapes of Rajgar, Northern India
Robert Harding
Archaeology International , 2004, DOI: 10.5334/ai.0813
Abstract: Archaeology is widely seen as a science or a form of history, but it is also an expression of older cultural processes. Religion and folklore create meaning in landscape by identifying it with past people and events. Now the histories provided by archaeology serve the same function. This is illustrated by the role archaeology has played in interpreting the history of the ancient city of Rajgar.
Folklore Studies and Ethnology in Slovenia I
Mare K?iva,Andres Kuperjanov
Folklore : Electronic Journal of Folklore , 2004,
Abstract: The article introduces the projects, researchers and institutions of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), focusing on folklore studies and ethnology. In the first part we will give an overview of research topics and publications of the Institute of Migration of the SASA and the folklore anthologies and publications of the Institute of Ethnology. We will take a closer look at the recent publications and projects of the renowned folklore theoretician Marija Stanonik (including her collection of regional lore, biblical motifs in folk songs, the lore of Slovenian soldiers in the German army, theoretical approaches).
Turismo rural e agricultura familiar: o caso de Nossa Senhora do Livramento-MT
Arruda, Carlos Alberto Sim?es de;Vilanova, Silvia Regina Fernandes;Chichorro, José Franklim;
Intera??es (Campo Grande) , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S1518-70122008000200004
Abstract: this article discusses rural tourism and agriculture as a family that can give a local development in nossa senhora do livramento - mt suggests using efficient ways and alternative forms of the environmental resources through the existent organic farming, handicrafts, adding value to natural products and production existing and organize the industry. at this work has been identified little exchange of information between the two strategies as a factor that will certainly demonstrates the real needs of the study and the planning that can provide better and develop the rural distributing income and quality of live of people who live and have influence rationality on the use of environmental resources.
Criterios de distinción en el folclore juje?o: Usos de la categoría ?festivalero?
Perassi,Lucas Andrés;
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy , 2009,
Abstract: our research on jujenian musical folklore follows the giddens's ?double hermeneutic? notion (1987), which implies as task for scientific thought to interpret what has been interpreted by social actors. in this regard, a productive research on the folkloric field is to identify the categories from which subjects judged the musicians (soloists or groups), to establish their provenance, see if they show regularities in their users (socio-economic status, membership or not to folkloric field, gender, etc.) and, last but not least, whether use of that category in some sense has its counterpart in social action of subject. in this particular job, we analize uses of ?festivalero? category, usually employed in folkloric music field, but not always to refer to same reality. from this analysis, we trying to emphasize the importance, for understanding social phenomena, of consideration of socio-cultural conditions where ?festivalero? takes different meanings in discourses of different social sectors. we believe that in this way we can better apprehend the senses that in each case this category takes within the jujenian folkloric field.
Análisis crítico de las nociones de contexto y significación: sus aportes al estudio de los fenómenos culturales de calidad folklorica
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy , 2002,
Abstract: for some time the word context is a problematic term in social sciences for the young researchers who want to use it. maybe one of the reasons the fact that the word is part of the language of an intellectual and medium sector where it reached a great repercussion and spreading. then, it is necessary, in any scientific work to be clear about what kind of context is being treated in each case. as the theme has been discussed by many specialists in different articles now we propose to attempt a revision about the different forms of context, just like they have been treated by the folk discipline since the term appeared in the theoretical scene. i attempts a synthesis view of its contribution to the study of cultural phenomenon of folk quality studies. this article coincides with the position of the relevance theory which supports the thesis that says it is the enunciation the one that construct the context. that allows to carry out a proposition to recover the meaning of narrative material (as well as other from any nature) as well as the different contexts through verbal material in situation of interview.
Folclore e nacionalidade na Literatura Brasileira do século XIX
Ribeiro, Cristina Betioli;
Tempo , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S1413-77042006000100008
Abstract: this article presents a survey about the main aspects and authors involved in the discussions about folklore and its importance for brazilian nationality in literature of xixth century.
Carrying a Wolf, a Goat, and a Cabbage across the Stream. Metamorphoses of ATU 1579
Piret Voolaid
Folklore : Electronic Journal of Folklore , 2007,
Abstract: The article discusses the functioning of the plot of a fixed tale typeATU 1579 (Carrying a Wolf, a Goat, and a Cabbage across the Stream) as a riddle and a narrative and its forms which have surrounded the plot and originate in traditional folklore genres. Folklore, reconstructed and placed in new contexts, emerges in new genres. In the present computer era, the plot has not only emerged in narrative and riddle genre, but has emerged in an entirely new context – it has been widely applied in the form of an interactive computer game. The different forms, contexts, functions and goals of the type plot may be regarded as aspects of the dynamic folklore process.
The Hmong 'Dab Pog Couple' Story and its Significance in Arriving at an Understanding of Hmong Ritual
Dia Cha
Hmong Studies Journal , 2003,
Abstract: Many Hmong continue to believe in the efficacy, and commission the practice by shamans of, some of the more important traditional rituals, such as marriage rites (kab tshoob kev kos), "soul calling" (hu plig), healing rites (ua neeb or khaw koob), worshipping the "house spirit" (teev xwm kab), and funeral rites (kev ploj tuag). Certainly, however, there are those Hmong, especially among younger generations, who either choose not to participate in such rituals, or who participate in them without any clear comprehension of the deeper meaning or details; indeed, without any strongly held beliefs regarding the cosmological system which is the ritual's foundation, underpinning and supporting the call for the many actions, gestures, offerings and recitations which, in the final analysis, constitute the bulk of any such performance. This philosophical ambivalence on the part of modern celebrants renders the position of ritual in Hmong society somewhat problematic. In addition, the various Hmong clans have, in the past, of necessity resided in divergent geographical locales, and, as a result of this and other factors, have often espoused divergent, philosophically and culturally heterogeneous, beliefs. This, taken together with the fact that Hmong customs have been orally transmitted down the generations, has had the result that there may be several versions of the meaning, and method of performance, of any given ritual.The presentation that follows will discuss the "Dab Pog Couple" story as it bears upon the origins of Hmong cultural tradition and embedded social values. Such a consideration will, at the same time, serve to introduce and elucidate many of the meanings behind, and values attached to, Hmong rituals in general and will thus provide a contribution to the understanding of these rituals and their relation to Dab Neeg (Folk Legends) within the Hmong cultural studies scholarly literature.Briefly stated, the Hmong believe that the "Dab Pog" couple, residents of a richly detailed and highly populous spirit world, are responsible for bringing children to their parents on Earth. The pair is also charged with serving as 'guardian angels,' whose duty it is to protect those children as they mature. In the beginning of time, so it is said, this Dab Pog couple instructed the Hmong in the performance of the various rituals practiced both now and long ago,giving the Hmong assurances that the pair would bless the Hmong accordingly when these rituals were properly performed.
Hmong Refugee’s Death Fugue
Sheng-mei Ma
Hmong Studies Journal , 2006,
Abstract: The author of this literary analysis pieces together accounts from oral histories, academic literature, popular works and Hmong storycloths to describe the “death fugue” associated with the early narratives of the Hmong refugee experience in Southeast Asia and the United States.
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