Show simple item record Westerman, William Primiano, Leonard Norman 2016-02-22T13:52:40Z 2016-02-22T13:52:40Z 2009-10-22
dc.description.abstract In 1963, Don Yoder famously wrote, "Perhaps a flail can teach us more...than a Civil War sword." This lecture uses this idea as a jumping off point for an analysis of the epistemology of folklife studies and what makes our approach distinct. More broadly, the talk will discuss this quote as a metaphor for the inductive method folklorists employ whether studying belief or occupational folklife. It argues this orientation leads to an inherent politics of practice based on our unique disciplinary sociological and methodological positioning.
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dc.publisher American Folklore Society
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dc.title Epistemology of the Flail and the Politics of Inductive Reasoning
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