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Thread #94776   Message #1837582
Posted By: Desert Dancer
18-Sep-06 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Greg, I'm one of those credulous folks who missed the footnotes about the Cornish songs. Thanks for that information.

That's the kind of factual criticism that must be disseminated regardless of whether the perpetrator is otherwise a "nice" person.

I believe that the point of the "criticism" invited by Rod Stradling is not subjective assessment, it's collation of the facts, positive and negative, such that eventually, in viewing the whole, people can make their own subjective judgements as necessary to directing their own actions: like how and whether they use the material provided by Peter Kennedy, and what models they use in proceding with and from their own work of studying and collecting folk culture.

And in this process there is certainly value in assembling the subjective judgements of those who feel that Kennedy's actions had negative effects on them personally, particularly, of course, those from whom he collected.

~ Becky in Tucson