Traditions in Exile: Canada, Australia, and (the Recording and Collecting of) their Own Countries’ Folklore Disciplines

J. S. Ryan


All folklore, be it familial, communal, or national, needs watchers/ recorders/ outsiders of percipience. Both internally and comparatively, these two nations have offered numerous insightful perspectives for World Folklore, both in their own country and much further afield. As ex-colonial and watcher nations from the periphery, they have proved to be significant players on and clear-sighted [migrant] interpreters of much larger stages, as well as their own.


Folkloristics; Australia; Canada;

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