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