The North Carolina Folklore Journal seeks articles, reviews, photographic, or multimedia essays for an upcoming themed issue--"Traditions of Protest"--that will serve as a companion to the Fall 2016 North Carolina Folklore Society meeting on the same theme. The editors are interested in contributions of various types that explore the cultures of protest and activism in North Carolina, examine the relationship of protest to traditional culture or place-based identity, or show the ways that activism has been central to the work of folklorists or other documentarians, etc. Contributions could be either historical or contemporary in nature. Some of many questions to consider when planning topics could include:
What causes have been and are important to various North Carolinians?
How have communities organized to amplify their voices, what were/are the results of communities knowing and sharing their needs with the wider public?
What are the outlooks in ongoing movements, and how does what North Carolinians care about characterize them as North Carolinians?
Broad topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:
grassroots place-centered environmental movements
the practice of folklore and politics of labor activism
the documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, any time from 1940s to present
the relationship of religion and activism
the role of folklorists in recent protests
immigrant groups and protests for citizenship and other rights
Ideas and inquiries may be sent to the NCFJ editor. Please send completed manuscripts to the editor by August 15 at email@example.com.