Digital folkloristics: Text, ethnography, and interdisciplinarity

Jeffrey A. Tolbert, Eric D.M. Johnson

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This paper argues for a digital folkloristics that combines the textual/quantitative approaches characteristic of the digital humanities (DH) with the field-based methods composing digital ethnography. It also outlines a broad category of digitally-enabled and digitally-focused scholarly work that is inclusive and in dialogue with many disciplines and acknowledges both the textual and ethnographic dimensions of folkloristic work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-356
Number of pages30
JournalWestern Folklore
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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