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Ben Botkin’s FBI File

Ben Botkin’s FBI File Abstract: A reading of the recently declassified FBI file of prominent folklorist Benjamin A. Botkin suggests that his career was powerfully shaped by government surveillance and the midcentury Red Scares. Botkin’s file reveals connections to cultural experiments that fed into his regional miscellany Folk-Say (1929–32) and his work with the Federal Writers’ Project. Considering the tensions between radicalism and repression in the mid-twentieth century allows new insights into the development of folklore as an American discipline and profession. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

Ben Botkin’s FBI File

Journal of American Folklore , Volume 123 (487) – Jan 31, 2009

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Abstract: A reading of the recently declassified FBI file of prominent folklorist Benjamin A. Botkin suggests that his career was powerfully shaped by government surveillance and the midcentury Red Scares. Botkin’s file reveals connections to cultural experiments that fed into his regional miscellany Folk-Say (1929–32) and his work with the Federal Writers’ Project. Considering the tensions between radicalism and repression in the mid-twentieth century allows new insights into the development of folklore as an American discipline and profession.

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Journal of American FolkloreAmerican Folklore Society

Published: Jan 31, 2009

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