Journal of Folklore Research

"All Power to the Periphery": The Public Folklore Thought of Alan Lomax
Journal of Folklore Research (2012) Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 275-317

Alan Lomax developed a global vision for the protection of traditional cultures at a time when threats to cultural difference were accelerating-a problem he ascribed to centralized media and entertainment industries, as well as government policies. His public folklore thought ...

The Ballad of Narcomexico
Journal of Folklore Research (2012) Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 249-274

In the first years of the new millennium, Mexico experienced a wave of violence associated with the trafficking of illegal substances, and the deep-seated Mexican ballad tradition called the corrido has served as a chronicle of these events, facilitating a ...

Keeping Sweden Swedish: Folk Music, Right-Wing Nationalism, and the Immigration Debate
Journal of Folklore Research (2012) Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 73-96

Today's Swedish folk music community skews generally to the political Left, thanks largely to the 1970s countercultural folk revival. Previous to that revival, however, the concept of 'folk music' in Sweden had been shaped by predominantly conservative nationalist forces. Revivalists ...


The Journal of Folklore Research is an international forum for current theory and research among scholars of traditional culture. Its pages include incisive examinations of vernacular or traditional expressive forms, as well as essays that address the fieldwork experience and the intellectual history of folklore and ethnomusicology studies.

Publisher Indiana University Press
ISSN (Print) 0737-7037
Indexed 54 articles

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