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The AFS Review publishes a wide range of materials, including essays, notes, and queries, as well as all the materials once included in the AFS Newsletter (news, reports, job postings, program listings, etc.). The goal of the AFS Review is to give us a place to reflect on, revise, or refine the things we do every day that actually instantiate folklore studies in the world, a space to capture the conversations that are already taking place among practicing folklorists.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative »
When and under what circumstances are disaster survivors able to speak for themselves in the public arena? In Consuming Ka...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The RAI Releases "A Donation To the Museum" Documentary On-Demand »
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland’s (the RAI) documentary A Donation to the Museum is now...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Group Motion in Practice: Collective Creation through Dance Movement Improvisation »
Group Motion —an improvisational dance performance practice—represents fifty years of co-creation by the authors, with the...
Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Port of Spain: The Construction of a Caribbean City, 1888–1962 »
In this wide-ranging study, Stephen Stuempfle explores the transformation of the landscape (material environment) of Port...
Friday, June 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
One Rough Life, Ted Ashlaw: Adirondack Lumber Camp and Barroom Singer »
This is the first book devoted to a northern New York State lumberjack who was an unaccompanied traditional singer of folk...
Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Song King: Connecting People, Places, and Past in Contemporary China »
When itinerant singers from China’s countryside become iconic artists, worlds collide. The lives and performances of these...
Friday, May 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklorist Margaret Yocom’s book of erasure poems with their fairy tale source text has just been published by Deerbrook E...
Friday, May 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folksongs of Another America »
Challenging and considerably broadening popular and scholarly definitions of American folk music, Folksongs of Another Am...
Friday, May 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tradition Today Releases Latest Issue »
The Centre for English Traditional Heritage is pleased to announce that Tradition Today issue 7 has now been uploaded to...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transforming Anthropology Releases Latest Issue »
As the chief publication of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Transforming Anthropology advances scholarship acr...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Narrative Culture Releases Latest Issue »
The editors of  Narrative Culture,  an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal studying narrative as a broad...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cultural Analysis Announces Latest Volume »
An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to investigating expressive and everyday culture, Cultural Analys...
Friday, March 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smithsonian Folkways Magazine Releases Latest Issue »
A publication of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Folkways Magazine  ...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Ballad and Its Pasts: Literary Histories and the Play of Memory »
The ballad genre, and its material, are frequently backward-looking in terms of subject and style: it is ideally suited to...
Thursday, March 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Understanding Cultural Policy »
Released in early 2018, Understanding Cultural Policy provides a practical, comprehensive introduction to thinking abou...
Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extraordinary Ordinary People Available on iTunes »
Extraordinary Ordinary People , directed by Alan Govenar, 84 min., is available now on iTunes. "A celebration o...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
PFP Announces Release of Because of the War »
The Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) is excited to announce the release of the trailer for its latest movie, Because...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sator Releases Latest Volume on Postsocialist Studies in Estonia and Bulgaria »
The latest volume (18) of the scholarly journal Sator , titled “Balkan and Balticum: Current Studies in the Postsociali...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices »
Prep for the 2018 AFS Meeting in Buffalo! New in paperback, this collection is a great way to learn more about the unique...
Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Humanities Releases Special Issue on "The Challenge of Folklore to the Humanities" »
Humanities , an international, scholarly, open access journal, recently announced its latest special issue, Vol. 7(1) devo...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
JEF Announces Latest Issue »
Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics ( JEF ) has recently published its latest issue, vol. 11 (2). The editors invite y...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global Tarantella: Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances »
Tarantella, a genre of southern Italian folk music and dance, is an international phenomenon—seen and heard in popular fes...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Italian Migrations to the United States, Vol. 2 »
This second volume of New Italian Migrations to the United States  explores the evolution of art and cultural expres...
Monday, January 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RMN Newsletter Releases Double Issue »
RMN Newsletter , the international, multidisciplinary journal published by Folklore Studies of the University of Helsinki...
Thursday, January 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folklore: An Electronic Journal of Folklore Releases Special Issue »
Guest edited by Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, Dominka Czarnecka, and Dagnosław Demski, Volume 70 of Folklore: An Electronic Journal...
Monday, January 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Directions in Folklore Announces Latest Issue »
New Directions in Folklore ( NDiF ) has announced its latest issue: Vol. 15, No. 1/2 (2017), titled “The Folk Awakens: St...
Monday, January 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chiricú Journal Announces Latest Issue »
Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures recently published its most recent issue: Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall 2...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Quilts and Health »
Name an illness, medical condition, or disease and you will find quiltmaking associated with it. From Alzheimer’s to Irrit...
Monday, December 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Folk Masters: A Portrait of America »
Discover one hundred of the greatest folk artists practicing in the United States in Folk Masters: A Portrait of America...
Thursday, November 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Animal Tales from the Caribbean »
These twenty-one animal tales from the Colombian Caribbean coast represent a sampling of the traditional stories that are...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Corn: A Global History »
Originating in Mesoamerica 9,000 years ago, maize—or, as we know it, corn—now grows in 160 countries. In the New World, in...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sacred Art: Catholic Saints and Candomblé Gods in Modern Brazil »
Sacred art flourishes today in northeastern Brazil, where European and African religious traditions have intersected for c...
Thursday, October 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Street Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century: Producers, Sellers, Consumers »
For centuries, street literature was the main cheap reading material of the working classes: broadsides, chapbooks, songst...
Thursday, October 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño »
In Sounds of Crossing , Alex E. Chávez explores the contemporary politics of Mexican migrant cultural expression manifest...
Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales Through Picture Postcards »
A pictorial history of fairy-tale postcards from the late 1800s to the present, Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales fr...

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