Putting a Mirror to People's Lives.

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In the United States, folklorists are entering the public sector. With the advent of multicultural programs in education and cultural politics, so-called public folklorists are increasingly assuming a new role in cultural brokerage, mediating the relationship between immigrant cultures and the wider public. This paper contends that rather than reflecting cultures "as in a mirror", public folklore entails representational practices that invent cultural otherness.

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Welz, G., (1949) “Putting a Mirror to People's Lives.”, Ethnologia Europaea 24(1), p.45-49. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1822

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Gisela Welz (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)

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