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Folklore as a Response to Crisis

Monday, October 31, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Folklore Forum is seeking submissions for its upcoming special issue on
folklore, sustainability and crisis. We are interested in cultural
manifestations of creativity that respond to rapid social and political

Folklore Forum invites submissions that consider, but are not limited to,
the following themes and issues:

· What are the roles/responsibilities of folklorists related to
issues of social justice?

· How does folklore become a response to economic, political, and
social turmoil? How are these responses embodied?

· How do people talk about and represent social justice?

· How do communities react to and live alongside environmental
degradation and crisis?

· How do local communities confront/interact with multinational

· How do people continue to support tradition in the wake of global

· What is the intersection between conflict and performance?

· What is the impact of disruption in/to performative communities?

· How do concepts of sustainability change?

Deadline for submissions is 29 February 2012

Folklore Forum also has a standing open call for articles presenting research and analysis in the fields of folklore, ethnomusicology, and related disciplines.

  • All documents should be submitted to<>
  • In the subject line include attn: Submissions editor and your name
  • In the body of the email please include your name and contact information
  • Only electronic submissions in .docx, .doc, .txt, or .rtf will be accepted
  • Your name should *not* appear on the document pages
Folklore Forum is a space for the free exchange of ideas on the cutting edge of folklore, folklife and ethnomusicology, a space where up-and-coming scholars can interrogate existing paradigms and cultivate a rich intellectual landscape with a multi-disciplinary perspective. Folklore Forum is the journal of Trickster Press, a graduate-student-run publishing house affiliated with the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology of Indiana University.

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