TITLE: Laborlore: Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore
EVENT DATE: 2007/08/16
RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes
Through a case study approach, the panelists focus on a range of issues confronting documentary fieldworkers and their community collaborators in the arena of documenting and representing occupational lore and traditions. Focusing on maritime traditions and ranching culture, participants address the issues of how to frame labor culture and traditions for a broader public in the realm of the museum, the internet and live situations such as festivals and other occasions for public display. In particular, community members reflect on how working with professional folklorists has helped them articulate and re-present their intimate knowledge of community history and work traditions for a broad public.