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Journal of Folklore Research back issues
The Stigmatized Vernacular: Political Asylum and the Politics of Visibility/recognition
May 1, 2012... Stigma is a fundamental concept for folkloristics, first as a dimension of 'the folk' as other, subaltern, or minority--a status not always accompanied by stigma--and second as a dimension of how those groups manage their identities and negotiate recognition. Folklorists have a long history of...
Rethinking Ventriloquism: Untellability, Chaotic Narratives, Social Justice, and the Choice to Speak for, about, and Without
May 1, 2012... Representational politics in folklore have continually emphasized the inclusion of multiple voices in our published texts, as well as the need to find more and better mechanisms to let underrepresented voices be heard. Over the years our strategies of representation have been criticized,...
Contextualization, Reflexivity, and the Study of Diabetes-Related Stigma
May 1, 2012... My examination of diabetes-related stigma serves as a reminder that the research projects we set out to do often transform during the course of fieldwork. In November 2007 I started attending a range of diabetes education and community programs in Columbus, Ohio, in order to meet people I could...
"It's Really Hard to Tell the True Story of Tobacco": Stigma, Tellability, and Reflexive Scholarship
May 1, 2012... During my time as an American Association of University Women (AAUW) fellow in 2008-2009, I was asked to speak to a Vermont AAUW chapter about my research on Kentucky burley tobacco farming. (1) I began my talk this way: Imagine that you are a fifth-generation farmer of a farm product ...
The Stigmatized Vernacular: Where Reflexivity Meets Untellability
May 1, 2012... IN A MOVING and now classic 1989 reconsideration of his earlier work on the Ilongot headhunters of Luzon, Philippines, anthropologist Renato Rosaldo described his inability to grasp the rage that would compel someone to cut off a human head. The Ilongot spoke of severing and tossing a victim's...