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I explore how Fraser’s work represents a subtle but important shift in the relationship between the folklorist and subject, where the folklorist is positioned as educated and civilised, and those who maintained folkloric practices are regarded as lacking, and thus requiring, a civilising hand.I focus on Fraser in order to demonstrate that the methodologies employed in Africa were first seen and tested within a European context. Thus, I suggest that Fraser’s book can be read as an early example of a folklorist utilising these methods by subtly but self-consciously positioning himself as intellectually and culturally disconnected from the people that he is documenting, representing them as ‘other’.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of British Identities|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Sept 2017|
- British Empire
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Stephen Collins (Invited speaker), Iain Craig (Invited speaker) & Catriona Morrison (Organiser)1 Jun 2023 → 3 Jun 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Stephen Collins (Speaker)11 Feb 2016
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk