P60
Everyday names, tales, songs and play: continuous traditions in a changing world

Convenors:
Theo Meder (Meertens Institute)
José Rodrigues dos Santos (Academia Militar / Cidehus-UE)
Chair:
Theo Meder
Location:
Ülikooli 16, 104
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

In daily culture traditions tend to change along with cultural and moral changes in the surrounding world.

Long abstract:

In daily culture traditions tend to change along with cultural and moral changes in the surrounding world. However, some traditions are less variable than others. For instance the giving of family names in certain cultures tends to remain a stable tradition, whereas there is much more variability in the modern retelling of traditional folktales, at least in the western world. Other traditions, like the singing of folk songs or amateur theater may become part of the local canon - some elements may remain stable, while other elements change or disappear over time.