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Hiding in Plain Sight: Digging for Folklore Gold in the Social Science Mine

  • 13/02/2024
  • 18:00-19:30
  • online talk

Hiding in Plain Sight: Digging for Folklore Gold in the Social Science Mine

A Folklore Society online talk by Prof. Richard Jenkins

Tuesday 13 February 2024, 18:00-19:30 GMT

Folklorists are accustomed to searching for folklore material in newspapers, legal records, fiction and historical research. This talk will suggest that there is another useful potential source: data, especially qualitative data, collected and published by social scientists, especially sociologists and anthropologists. Drawing on his own and others’ published work, Richard Jenkins’ talk will provide some illustrative examples, along with a few jokes, and will argue that using such data sources can open up ideas about what folklore is…

Richard Jenkins is Professor Emeritus of Sociology in the Dept of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, and is a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of The Folklore Society.

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Image credit: ‘Deep Down in a West Virginia Coal Mine, Miners Going Home;’ photo Lewis Wickes Hine (1909), via Unsplash