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    Discipline As Folklore

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    Discipline As Folklore There is no need to argue whether discipline has a role in society. The types, severity, and appropriateness are debatable, but it surely serves a purpose. This applies on a global scale, with groups such as NATO and the UN, all the way down to individual households. The family unit acts as a training camp for upcoming members of a community by teaching children what is expected of them through example and discipline. Though the methodology varies from household-to-household

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    Integration of Folklore

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    hearing as a child. Hurston’s love of African American folklore and her work as an anthropologist are reflected in her novels and short stories – where she employs the rich indigenous dialects of her native rural Florida as well as the African tradition of oral story telling. As Hurston’s deep interest in the folkloric practices of the Southern black folk became the basic of her novels, a close reading of Their Eyes Were Watching God reveals that folklore pervades all the main levels of the novel – the

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    Hispanic Folklore Culture

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    Folklore is a collection of stories passed down from generation to generation that includes Legends, Myths and Fairy tales. Legends are a semi-true story, which has been passed on from a person to another person that has an important meaning. Myths are a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon. A Fairytale is a children's story about magical which they have imaginary beings and lands. Hispanic Folklore is the traditional

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    Fairies in Folklore and Literature

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    Fairies in Folklore and Literature Fairies have been part of literature, art, and culture for more than fifteen hundred years. With them have come many stories about their interaction with adults and children. These stories have been compiled by men such as Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, who provided the world with a large compilation of fairy tales, which are still told today. Perrault and the Grimms together compiled over six hundred legends that originated from all around Europe

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    Folklore is a body of expressive culture shared by a group of people and therefore encompasses the morals and ideals of that group. The main objective in folklore is not to express the narrow interests of any one person, but to aid in the understanding of an entity of life all the while entertaining the masses. Since these stories are often impossible to attribute to a sole individual, the tales told tend to deviate on a regional basis in terms of the characters and, to some extent, the plot. However

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    Folklore is a collection of stories passed down from generation to generation that include Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales. Legends are stories about people or events which have been written in history. The stories can be made up, but the events may be loosely based on facts. Myths are stories that contain little to no historical facts, and are so far fetched that it is easy to distinguish. Fairy Tales are stories that can contain fantastic elements, and/or supernatural events or mythical characters

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    Folklore and British Cultural Studies

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    Folklore and British Cultural Studies As an American folklorist studying postcolonial literature in a cultural studies centre in England, I felt a bit colonized myself when, upon browsing in Fred Inglis' Cultural Studies, I read about "the large vacant spaces now being staked out by cultural studies" (181). It reminded me of the nineteenth-century maps of Africa, made by Europeans, that depicted the continent as an unfilled void, even though it teemed with people, cultures and boundaries. So

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    Folklore in the Movies: An Analysis of Willow My research for this report began when I read Joseph Campbell's article "Departure" in which he discusses folklore; he outlines the course of action that a hero takes in an adventure. He describes the five steps the hero takes as "the call to adventure, the refusal of the adventure, use of supernatural aid, crossing of the first threshold, and the belly of the whale." After reading Campbell's criteria of an adventure, I decided to choose a movie and

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    The Use of Folklore in Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native Folklore is the study of culture, customs and beliefs based on the tradition of a society. In Victorian England an interest in folklore emerged with the official creation of The Folk-Lore Society, which published a journal and held meetings and lectures regularly. Although Thomas Hardy included folklore in his writing, there is no evidence of his affiliation with this society. Thomas Hardy's preoccupation with folklore came from

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    Charles Marius Barbeau’s Ethnography and the Canadian Folklore Born on 5 March 1883, in Sainte-Marie-de-Bauce, Charles Marius Barbeau is widely seen as the first Canadian educated anthropologist. He graduated from Université Laval in Québec, from his studies of law, in 1907; he never practised law. Upon graduating, Marius was awarded – as the first French-Canadian recipient – the Cecil Rhodes scholarship which allowed him to study at Oxford University where he was introduced to the emerging

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