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From the Spoken to the Written: The Changing Cultural Role of Folk and Fairy Tales

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Title: From the Spoken to the Written: The Changing Cultural Role of Folk and Fairy Tales
Author: Macfadyen, Leah P.
Subject Keywords fairy tales;collective memory;culture;ritual
Issue Date: 2004
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-08-09
Citation: Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, X(1): 143-153
Abstract: This paper explores the cultural roles of tale-telling, and how these roles may have been transformed by the transcription of folk and fairy tales into “literature,” with reference to Paul Connerton’s ideas of habit-memory and collective identity, Benedict Anderson’s writing on the rise of print capitalism, and Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of cultural capital and the power of language.
Affiliation: Skylight
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/1328
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Researcher

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