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Journal of American Folklore back issues
Issue 500: A Message from the Editors
March 22, 2013... Herstory. the term was coined in the early 1970s, at a time when feminist scholars were beginning to dismantle in a systematic way the generations of male bias that had long characterized male-dominated historiography. It suggests pithily that what scholars in the past described simply as...
Women and the Formation of Swedish Folklife Research
March 22, 2013... what roles have women played in the formation of ethnology and folkloristics in Sweden? Were they as absent in the early years as ethnological textbooks and historical surveys would have one believe? (1) or did they exert influence in their lifetime but were left aside in an ensuing "bland...
March 22, 2013... It was to go down after school on Third Field, the farthest baseball diamond from Beveridge Junior High, the one we weren't supposed to play on because it was at the base of a vale and just out of sight of the school. "Rumble," Reed Blake told me. "Preppies versus hessians." Reed was one of...
Kathryn L. Morgan (1919-2010)
March 22, 2013... Kathryn Morgan's groundbreaking book, Children of Strangers (1980), was the first work of African American family folklore by a folklorist. What a voice, and what stories. If she hadn't known about Caddy Gordon, her great-great-grandmother, whose legacy is recounted in the volume, she would...
Marcus Martin: When I Get My New House Done, Western North Carolina Fiddle Tunes and Songs
March 22, 2013... Marcus Martin: When I Get My New House Done, Western North Carolina Fiddle Tunes and Songs, 2007. Produced by Wayne Martin, Beverly patterson, and Steven Weiss. Biographical and tune notes by Wayne martin. Notes on collectors and field recordings by Steven Weiss and Wayne martin. Southern...