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Cliona O'Carroll
Irish Journal of Anthropology
Public folklore operating between aspiration and expediency: The Cork Folklore Project
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public folklore participatory methods ethnographic radio oral narrative digital dissemination digital archives ethical issues duty of care the everyday

The practice of public folklore involves interaction with a constellation of possible positionings and choices regarding the representation of groups and shared expressive culture. Some of these issues are examined in the context of an urban community-based folklore collection and archiving centre, the Cork Folklore Project. The Project engages with questions of community representation and identity through its working methods and dissemination of material, and follows an opportunistic and open research agenda that dovetails with and is shaped by its duties and concerns as a training unit and a community member in its own right. What is the place of such a centre in a context where expectations of the focus and scope of folklore practice are somewhat limited, yet where there is more space than ever in the public, social scientific, artistic/creative and media imaginations for material generated by listening to the everyday? 

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