Thursday, December 21, 2006

New in Cultural Analysis

The editors of Cultural Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Forum on Folklore and Popular Culture have today announced publication of their 5th volume, a special issue on Theory/Policy. This issue is available free of charge on the web in both html and pdf formats.

The issue features contributions by Cris Shore, Dorothy Noyes, Barbro Klein, and Tony Bennett and discussion by Toby Miller. I have not yet read most of the papers, but I heard Dorothy Noyes' outstanding paper as a lecture here at Indiana University and I have been using it in my graduate seminar on cultural property issues. It is a remarkable contribution to a number of literatures and will be of value to anyone working to make sense of cultural heritage phenomena today.

For those who do not know it yet, Cultural Analysis is a fine open access journal that describes itself as “an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to investigating expressive and everyday culture. The journal features analytical research articles, but also includes notes, reviews, and responses."

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