Hobsbawm, refers to situations when a new practice or object is introduced in a manner that implies a connection with the past that is not necessarily present.Word Origin History late 14c., from Old French tradicion (late 13c.Agency for Cultural Affairs.

1 In such constructions tradition refers to specific values and materials particular to the discussed context, passed through generations.Retrieved 11 February 2011.

Tools to aid this process include poetic devices such as rhyme and alliteration.They are transmitted from one generation to the next, and include handmade textiles, paintings, stories, legends, ceremonies, music, songs, rhythms and dance." 48 See also edit References edit Citations edit a b c d e f g Thomas.Towards a biology of traditions.