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CFP: Challenges of Folklore Studies in the Era of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization

Monday, June 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Davis
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The twenty-first century has posed new threats and challenges to the sustenance and survival of folklore as the sway of liberalization, privatization and globalization with the power of ICT has violently disturbed our complacency. The changes effected by them are rapid, proliferating and powerful that we cannot comprehend if they are benignant or malignant. Before we perceive them and estimate their sway, we will lose the very source of human culture. So we badly need certain new strategies to control and counteract this enigmatic Frankenstein. We ought to remember the few champions of folklore studies who have devoted and dedicated all their lives to the cause of folklore. We brought out Folklore in the New Millennium in honor of Sri Biruduraju Ramaraju, who ushered the folklore studies into portals of the Universities of Andhra Pradesh. He got several disciples striving for the cause of Folklore! The jewel of them is Prof. N. Bhakthavathsala Reddy, who led FOSSILS (Folklore Society of South Indian Languages) successfully and effectively. He did the Herculean task of exploring, preserving and bringing into the limelight the hidden pieces of folklore of varied genres. His prominence as a dedicated folklorist hidden under his modesty encouraged us to compile a volume in his honor.

In this regard, we wish to make a humble attempt to bring out a book. You may have some valuable contribution to make and we request you to send your paper (6000 to 10000 words) to the addresses given below so as to reach the editors on or before 30th August 2015. Every contributor will receive a copy of the book soon after its publication. You can write on any of the following topics:

1. Folklore and Liberalization

2. Folklore and Privatization

3. Folklore and Globalization

4. Folklore and ICT (Information, Communication & Technology)

5. Folklore in the new Millennium

6. Ethnic Identity and Globalization

7. Gender Issues and folklore

8. Oral Tradition and History

9. Post-Modernism and folklore

10. Folklore, Tribal ore and Cultural Studies

We look forward to receiving your valuable co-operation in the proposed volume with expression of kind regards.

Thanking you,

With best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Prof. P.Chenna Reddy, M.A, MTM, PhD.

Dean, Academic Affairs

Head & Chairman: Board of Studies: Dept. of Culture and Tourism

Vice-President: South Indian History Congress

Director (Former): AP State Archaeology & Museums

Member: Executive Council, Dravidian University

Member: Academic Senate, Mahatma Gandhi University, Nalgonda

P.S.Telugu University, Public Gardens,

Hyderabad-500004, Telangana INDIA.


Cell: 09440047299

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