Folklore in the Digital Age

Collected Essays

Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska. Foreword by Andy Ross

Jagiellonian University Press

Folklore in the Digital Age

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Pub Date: September 2017

ISBN: 9788323341758

128 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00£32.95

Folklore in the Digital Age

Collected Essays

Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska. Foreword by Andy Ross

Jagiellonian University Press

?Folklore in the Digital Age shows how digital folklore transcends the boundaries of cyberspace and has very real effect on our everyday life in today's interconnected global world. Online and digital cultures are perhaps the most vivid aspects of globalization and while global multimedia culture may on the one hand endanger traditional folklore, there is no doubt that it creates new folklore as well. Collecting essays from Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska's 15 years of e-folklore research, this book is an illustration of the range of modern folklore studies. While these essays cover the most serious political issues of the day, such as the 9/11 attacks, the Arab Spring and global epidemic threats such as the HIV virus, the book also touches on more lighthearted topics, such as online dating and food culture.
In this innovative book Professor Krawczyk-Wasilewska has provided us with a complete picture of digital folklore as cultural heritage, covering the full range of issues that transcend all levels of society and providing a fascinating insight into how both local and global culture affect our postmodern lives. Dionizjusz Czubala, University of Silesia, Katowice

About the Author

Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska is professor of ethnology at the University of Lodz. Her books include Wprowadzenie folklorystyki (Introduction to Folkloristics, 1979), Wspólczesna wiedza o folklorze (Contemporary Folklore Studie, 1985), and AIDS.Studium antropologiczne (Aids: An Antropological Study, 2000). She is the co-editor of Shaping Virtual Lives: Online Identities, Representations and Conducts (2012) and Food and the Internet (2015).