Folkloristics in the Digital Age

Eds. Pekka Hakamies and Anne Heimo


Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia
Folklore Fellows’ Communications 316
Tallinn 2019, 181 pp.
ISBN 978-951-41-1126-6

Available at the Tiedekirja bookstore.

Folklorists are not only interested in old or even dying traditions. They have a keen eye for emerging traditions as well, and since the 1980s there has been an interest in the communication technologies that are in a constant state of metamorphosis. 

In the articles of this volume, folklore researchers analyse both the long procesesses of learning to utilise new digital technologies and the fleeting moments in the life of a social media phenomenon, as well as the methods of archiving these for further use.

The internet has not diminished people’s need to belong to communities or to communicate. If anything, the many different social media services allow this to take place all the more easily. A sense of belonging may be announced by liking, clicking or sharing photos, music or memes. 



READ ON-LINE FFC 316 opening pages

READ ON-LINE Introduction
Pekka Hakamies and Anne Heimo

SMS Messages: Context for Traditional and Modern Proverbs
Liisa Granbom-Herranen

Internet Creativeness: From Individuation to Social Force
Anneli Baran

He who Must Not be Named: (Nick)names for the Authoritarian Leader
Anastasiya Astapova

Vernacular Authority Speaks for the Glock: Heterogeneous Volition in an Institutional Proverb
Robert Glenn Howard

‘Today’s Innovation’: The Importance and Implications of Gleaning in Digital Folklore
Lynne S. McNeill

Constructing Our Own Heritage: Participatory, Community and Spontaneous Archives and Digitally Born Heritage
Kirsi Hänninen and Anne Heimo

From Idiosyncratic Index-Card Machines to Digital Folklore Archives: The Case of WossiDiA
Christoph Schmitt

History of Computational folkloristics in Finland and Some Current Perspectives
Lauri Harvilahti

Index of Names

Index of Terms

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