„JEDEN VEĽKÝ KOLEKTÍV”. FOLKLÓR AKO VYSTÚPENIE A ORGANIZÁCIA
„One big collective”: Folklore as performance and organization
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Based on an ethnographic study of folklore performance in contemporary Slovakia, this paper critically engages with „performance theory”, arguing that sometimes performance can be best understood by looking beyond moments of performance to the long, often arduous work of preparing for performance and reflecting on performances past. The author proposes studying folklore (and art more generally) not only as performance but also as „organization”, that is, as a set of enduring yet always shifting social relations. This approach enables us to see the modes of collectivity that emerge out of the social experience of art and, specifically, folklore.
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