Maribel Alvarez describes folklore as a discipline that understands the ways of knowing that is grasped by oral tradition and observation, serving as an alternative entry point in addressing global issues such as climate change. Alvarez also introduces a new project, ClimateLore, a planned yearlong series of stories focusing on the impacts of climate on cultural traditions, language, and work.
See Andy Ober, “A Deeper Level of Knowing: Folklorists Tackle Global Issues,” The University of Arizona News (May 27, 2020): https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/deeper-level-knowing-folklorists-tackle-global-issues
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