Folk Life

Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies is a journal devoted to the study of all aspects of traditional ways of life in Great Britain and Ireland. The journal publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed research in the form of unsolicited articles, solicited papers (which are usually selected from those read at the Society's annual conference) and of members' papers (which are usually short reports of work in progress). Work published in Folk Life may include, for example, papers dealing with the traditional ways of life of other countries and regions, which may be compared to or contrasted with those of Great Britain and Ireland. The journal may also include appropriate work on museology related to traditional ways of life, on cultural heritage and tourism, and on the history and development of the study of ethnology.

This fascinating, interdisciplinary subject is important from a historical perspective, but it is also highly relevant to current debate on sustainability, globalisation, migrations of people and cultural identity. The journal is committed to multidisciplinary approaches, and wishes to foster international approaches and debate. It deals with all forms of both material and expressive culture, engages in current theoretical debate and provides a forum for innovative museological thinking. Folk Life aims to provide a robust selection of book reviews, which assists in the achievement of the aims of the Society for Folk Life Studies.

Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies is an international journal. It covers a wide range of topics and subjects, illustrating the breadth of relevance of the study of Folk Life to the understanding of past and present experience, exploring ways of life, folk art and related aesthetics, vernacular architecture, custom and belief, crafts, costume and the study of the landscape.

Publisher: 
Maney Publishing
ISSN (print): 
0430-8778
ISSN (online): 
1759-670X

Latest articles

Volume 53 (2)

The Diffusion of Labour-Saving Technology and Technological Innovations: English Reaping Machines in Scotland 1850 to 1910
Heather Holmes, vol. 53 (2): 89-121
The Diffusion of Labour-Saving Technology and Technological Innovations: English Reaping Machines in Scotland 1850 to 1910
Heather Holmes, vol. 53 (2): 89-121
Panniers to Stiff Carts: Early Farm Transport in the Isle of Man
Chris Page, vol. 53 (2): 122-150
Panniers to Stiff Carts: Early Farm Transport in the Isle of Man
Chris Page, vol. 53 (2): 122-150
The Double Vision of ‘Natural Man’
Neil Lanham, vol. 53 (2): 151-171
The Double Vision of ‘Natural Man’
Neil Lanham, vol. 53 (2): 151-171
Cotqueans, Poultry-Gropers, Dish-Clouts
J.B. Smith, vol. 53 (2): 172-175
Reviews
vol. 53 (2): 176-188

Volume 53 (1)

Tracking Change: Lily-of-the-Valley Custom and Festival in France
Cozette Griffin-Kremer, vol. 53 (1): 1-18
Dreg Songs Lost … and Found
Robert Young Walser, vol. 53 (1): 19-35
The Italian Contribution to Manchester
Anthony Rea, vol. 53 (1): 36-56
Perceptions of Welshness: Tourists’ Impressions of the Material and Traditional Culture of Wales, 1770–1840
Michael Freeman, vol. 53 (1): 57-71
Reviews
vol. 53 (1): 72-81
Edward Fletcher Cass
Caroline Oates, vol. 53 (1): 82-85
Paddy MacMonagle (1920–2014)
Michael Larkin, vol. 53 (1): 86-88

Volume 52 (2)

A Fistful of Bladdernuts: The Shifting Uses of Staphylea pinnata L. as Documented by Archaeology, History, and Ethnology
Andreas G. Heiss, vol. 52 (2): 95-136
A Singular Changeling?
Linda-May Ballard, vol. 52 (2): 137-151
‘To keep the Devil at bay’? Ephemeral Floor Decoration in Wales during the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Eurwyn Wiliam, vol. 52 (2): 152-175
Reviews
vol. 52 (2): 176-185