P60


Everyday names, tales, songs and play: continuous traditions in a changing world 
Convenors:
Theo Meder (Meertens Institute)
José Rodrigues dos Santos (Academia Militar / Cidehus-UE)
Location:
Ülikooli 16, 104
Start time:
1 July, 2013 at 14:45 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
2

Short Abstract:

In daily culture traditions tend to change along with cultural and moral changes in the surrounding world.

Long Abstract

In daily culture traditions tend to change along with cultural and moral changes in the surrounding world. However, some traditions are less variable than others. For instance the giving of family names in certain cultures tends to remain a stable tradition, whereas there is much more variability in the modern retelling of traditional folktales, at least in the western world. Other traditions, like the singing of folk songs or amateur theater may become part of the local canon - some elements may remain stable, while other elements change or disappear over time.

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