Paying to play: Digital media, commercialization, and the scholarship of Alan Dundes

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Abstract

Although he took scholars to task for what he saw as their failure to distinguish between folklore, fakelore, and folklorismus, Alan Dundes was instrumental in expanding the boundaries offolkloristics to encompass the study of mediated folkloric forms and of "invented traditions," including those generated by commercial forces. This essay will argue that these moves in Dundes' scholarship were broadly central to the emergence of the study of folklore and digital technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-256
Number of pages22
JournalWestern Folklore
Volume73
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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