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The eleventh hour? Monitoring the English rural tradition in the 1990s and beyond

, : The eleventh hour? Monitoring the English rural tradition in the 1990s and beyond. Rural History 1(1): 131-142

The article highlights the ironic fact that rural tradition in UK life was studied more intensively and systematically a century ago than is the case today. It traces the evolution and progress of disciplines such as philology, anthropology and folklore up to the present. It is argued that the extent of folklore studies in the UK is disappointing.

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Accession: 002249809

DOI: 10.1017/S0956793300003265

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