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Folklore Traditions in Contemporary Everyday Life: Between Continuity and (Re)construction (based on two examples from the Czech Republic)



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Slovenský národopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords folklore; folklorism; ethno-cultural tradition; social construction; everyday life; Czech Republic
Description Article analyses two expressions of ethno-cultural traditions, folklore traditions fulfil numerous functions in contemporary Czech society, which are connected the everyday culture of their practitioners. As a part of traditional folk culture, they functioned as a dichotomy of a working and festive day within the strict framework of the religious calendar and the rural year. As a society transformed, this framework moved significantly. With the loss of its original functions, many folk traditions ceased to exist. However, there are new roles of folklor and other expressions of traditional folk culture.
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