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FOLK 436 640 Urban Folklore

Margaret Kruesi
Seminar: Tuesday 5:30-8:40

CGS course

Urban folklore encompasses the arts of everyday living in the city. Topics of this course include uses of space and senses of place in the city, public art, narratives of city life (including urban legends); popular music and culture; vernacular religion; alternative health resources in the city; community gardens; the class structure of urban societies; migration and migrant communities; ethnicity and multiculturalism gender relations; neighborhoods, networks and voluntary associations; family and kinship and the ethnography of work and leisure.

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