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The Folklore Society (FLS) was founded in London, England in 1878 to study
traditional vernacular culture, including traditional music, song, dance and drama
, narrative, arts and crafts, customs and belief. The foundation was prompted by a
suggestion made by Eliza Gutch in the pages of Notes and Queries.
The American Folklore Society (AFS) is the US-based professional association
for folklorists, with members from the US, Canada, and around the world, which
aims to encourage research, aid in disseminating that research, promote the
responsible application of that research, publish various forms of publications,
The Texas Folklore Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1909. John
Avery Lomax and Leonidas Warren Payne, Jr., conceived the idea for the Society
and served as its first officers. The Society's annual meetings have been held
regularly since 1911, except for interruptions caused by the two world wars.
Earliest American scholars were with The American Folklore Society (AFS),
which emerged in the late 1800s. Their studies expanded to include Native
American music, but still treated folk music as a historical item preserved in
isolated societies. In North America, during the 1930s and 1940s, the Library of
A public presentation in 1967 by Dan Ben-Amos at the American Folklore Society
brought the behavioral approach into open debate among folklorists. In 1972
Richard Dorson called out the "young Turks" for their movement toward a
behavioral approach to folklore. This approach "shifted the conceptualization of
folklore as ...
The Missouri Folklore Society was organized December 15, 1906, "to encourage
the collection, preservation and study of folklore in the widest sense, including
customs, institutions, beliefs, signs, legends, language, literature, musical arts,
and folk arts and crafts of all ethnic groups throughout the State of Missouri.".
The West Virginia Folklore Society was an organization devoted to studying and
collecting folklore in the United States, founded in 1913. It was among the most
prominent such organizations in the early 20th century. John Harrington Cox,
archivist and editor for the West Virginia Folklore Society, published an influential
These positions are often affiliated with museums, libraries, arts organizations,
public schools, historical societies, etc. The most renowned of these is the
American Folklife Center at the Smithsonian, together with its Smithsonian
Folklife Festival held every summer in Washington, DC. Public folklore
differentiates itself from ...
In a major article published in 1954, Bascom argued that folklore can serve four
primary functions in a culture: Folklore lets people escape from repressions
imposed upon them by society ex: tall tales; Folklore validates culture, justifying
its rituals and institutions to those who perform and observe them. Folklore is a ...
The International Society for Ethnology and Folklore is a professional association
of scholars in the fields of ethnology, folklore studies, and cultural anthropology
based in Amsterdam. Within its framework various special interest working
groups are active: on cultural heritage, religion, rituality, cultural analysis, etc.
The Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society (PBFS) is a non-profit organization
initiated in 1977 for the purpose of preserving and promoting bluegrass music in
the Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. Members of the Pineridge Bluegrass
Folklore Society include professional and amateur musicians as well as fans of
Folklore is a body of expressive culture. Folklore may also refer to: Folklore (
video game), a 2007 PlayStation 3 video game; Folklore (journal) (originally Folk-
lore), the journal of the Folklore Society; Folklore (horse), a retired American
Thoroughbred racehorse ...
Folklore is the body of expressive culture shared by a particular group of people;
it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These
include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes. They include material
culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the
Oral tradition is also distinct from the study of orality defined as thought and its
verbal expression in societies where the technologies of literacy (especially
writing and print) are unfamiliar to most of the population. A folklore is a type of
oral tradition, but knowledge other than folklore has been orally transmitted and
Western Folklore is a quarterly academic journal for the study of folklore
published by the Western States Folklore Society It was established in 1942 as
the California Folklore Quarterly and obtained its current name in 1947. It is
indexed in JSTOR. Abstracting and indexing. The journal is abstracted and
indexed in ...