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dc.contributor.authorHeywood, Simon
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-19T15:46:01Z
dc.date.available2020-03-19T15:46:01Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationHeywood, S. (2004). 'Informant Disavowal and the Interpretation of Storytelling Revival'. Folklore 115, pp. 45-63.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-587X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0015587042000192529
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624611
dc.description.abstractThe scholarship of traditional arts revivals is often ironic. Revivalists’ activity has been understood as a rational, politically nostalgic, and symbolic re-enactment of a fictional past. In this, scholars have underestimated the significance of disavowal; that is, informants’ neutral or negative responses to analytical methods and conclusions. Interviews with English storytelling revivalists reveal a coherent and significant consensus of disavowal, showing their primary concern to be not with nostalgic self-rationalisation, but with basic practical issues of artistic and sociable interaction. Storytelling revival involves nostalgic displays that are actually fragmentary, superficial, and subordinate to practical concerns. This suggests that revivalists are seeking not to symbolise an imagined past for political purposes, but to familiarise recently appropriated performance genres for artistic purposes. This conclusion is hypothetically applicable to the uses of nostalgic rationalisation within other revival movements.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0015587042000192529en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectstorytellingen_US
dc.subjectrevivalen_US
dc.subjectideologyen_US
dc.titleInformant disavowal and the interpretation of storytelling revivalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8315
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden_US
dc.identifier.journalFolkloreen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2004
dc.author.detail771528en_US


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