File 1 - The wax ceremony (courses)

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The wax ceremony (courses)

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Fortune-telling in the Canadian-Ukrainian context: The wax ceremony, a documentation and analysis

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CA BMUFA 0111-1

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  • 1984 (Creation)
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    Hanchuk, Rena Jeanne

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1.5 cm of textual records
2 audio cassettes

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(born 1960)

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Rena Hanchuk was a graduate student in the Ukrainian Folklore Program at the University of Alberta. Her master thesis entitled "The World and Wax: Folk Psychology and Ukrainians in Alberta" was published as a book in 1999 by the Huculak Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography under the title "The World and Wax: A Medical Folk Ritual Among Ukrainians in Alberta". Rena lives in Edmonton and is very active in the Ukrainian community.

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This file contains early materials collected by Rena Hanchuk for her Folklore classes and a final paper. The project defines the wax ceremony as practiced in Canada. Within the written work, Rena compares and contrasts the definition of a wax ceremony through the taped interviews. The 15-page essay "A study on the Wax Ceremony as folk medicine" was done for the course Ukrainian 699.

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UF1984.019, UF1984.019.c001, UF1984.019.c002, UF1984.037

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Revised: 2019-01-30 by MC

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