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  1. folkloristicsnoun

    The formal academic study of folklore.

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  1. folkloristics

    Folklore studies (less often known as folkloristics, and occasionally tradition studies or folk life studies in the United Kingdom) is the branch of anthropology devoted to the study of folklore. This term, along with its synonyms, gained currency in the 1950s to distinguish the academic study of traditional culture from the folklore artifacts themselves. It became established as a field across both Europe and North America, coordinating with Volkskunde (German), folkeminner (Norwegian), and folkminnen (Swedish), among others.

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  1. Folkloristics

    Folkloristics is the term preferred by academic folklorists for the formal, academic discipline devoted to the study of folklore. The term itself derives from the nineteenth-century German designation folkloristik. Ultimately, the term folkloristics is used to distinguish between the materials studied, folklore, and the study of folklore, folkloristics. In scholarly usage, folkloristics represents an emphasis on the contemporary, social aspects of expressive culture, in contrast to the more literary or historical study of cultural texts. Other terms that may be confused with folkloristics include the adjective “folkloristic,” to mean an academically oriented study and the term “folkloric” to mean materials having the character of folklore or tradition. Also, scholars specializing in folkloristics are known as folklorists.

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    The numerical value of folkloristics in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

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    The numerical value of folkloristics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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