ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Notes on the Invention of Tradition

When people 'invent' tradition ('authentic'or 'spurious', through acts of'culturalpreservation'or 'subversion'), they unavoidably imply that they are no longer in touch with its immediacies. Yet an illusion is often maintained whereby the 'invention' is placed within the mainstream of tradition itself.

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