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ISSN (printed): 0015-587X. ISSN (electronic): 1469-8315.

A fully peer-reviewed biannual journal of folklore and folkloristics first published in 1890 Folklore is the oldest English-language journal in the field of folkloristics, and one of the oldest in the world. Folklore publishes ethnographical and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specialising in traditional language, narrative, music, song, dance, drama, foodways, medicine, arts and crafts, and popular religion and belief. It reviews current scholarship in a wide range of adjacent disciplines including cultural studies, popular culture, cultural anthropology, ethnology and social history. Folklore prides itself on its special mix of ethnography, analysis and debate, formal and informal articles, reviews, review essays and bibliographies. It encompasses both North American and European approaches to the study of folklore and covers not only the materials and processes of folklore, but also the history, methods and theory of folkloristics. Folklore aims to be lively, informative and accessible, whilst maintaining high standards of scholarship. The Folklore Society Folklore is the journal of The Folklore Society which was founded in 1878 and was one of the first organisations in the world devoted to the study of traditional vernacular culture. The Folklore Society aims to be a lively organisation, responsive to members' needs in terms of activities, research facilities and information services.

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