„Hybrid Beliefs and Identities“: Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 2022

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Dear H-Folk Members,

Here is the CfP for the Special Issue of the Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (Volume 17 Issue 2) „Hybrid Beliefs and Identities“.

Hybridity is the act of living in borderlands. In many regions of the world, we witness an unexpected rise in ethnic and religious sentiments. Simultaneously, articulation of religious belonging becomes mixed with changes in the group or ethnic identities. Mixed reactions to change on different levels of society appear in everyday conduct but also in state politics. How can the process of hybridization influence people's religious experience and sense of belonging? How are ethnicity and everyday religiosity connected? What happens at the boundaries of ethnicity and religion? How does postcolonial ambivalence trigger the contestation of religious and ethnic differences?

The 2022 special issue of the Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (https://sciendo.com/journal/JEF) calls for articles that discuss mediation of belief and belonging in postcolonial and postmodern settings. We expect to collect a volume of scholarly articles that examine diverse modes of hybridization of religion and collective identities. We encourage our authors to foster theoretical discussions regarding the hybridity of religious conduct and ideas and focus on intriguing case-studies based on field experiences.

The deadline for submitting article manuscripts is February 15, 2022. The deadline for notes and reviews is April 30, 2022. The issue will be published in autumn 2022. Please submit your article to e-mail jef.editors@gmail.com. Editor-in-Chief responsible for the issue is Prof. Art Leete. Contact e-mail: art.leete@ut.ee

With best regards,
Ergo-Hart Västrik
Co-editor of the journal
University of Tartu


Here is the Table of Contents of the Journal's latest issue:

Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
Vol 15, No 1 (2021)
Table of Contents



Editorial Impressions: Ethnography and Metaphors (pp. i-vi)
     Art Leete
     DOI:  https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0001



The Deaf Heritage Collective: Collaboration with Critical Intent (pp. 1-26)
     Kirsti Jamieson, Marta Discepoli, Ella Leith
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0002

The Sealed Grave and Burial Rituals in the Context of Revenants in Ukrainian Belief (pp. 27-49)
     Alina Oleksandrivna Oprelianska
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0003

Of Barrenness and Witchcraft: The Songs of the Legi Women’s Association (pp. 50-64)
     Imomotimi Armstrong
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0004

Death by Poisoning: Cautionary Narratives and Inter-Ethnic Accusations in Contemporary Sikkim (pp. 65-84)
     Kikee Doma Bhutia
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0005

Marginalisation, Revolt and Adaptation: On Changing the Mayamara Tradition (pp. 85-102)
      Baburam Saikia
      DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0006

“Kox Kwai Kauv Kox Kwai”: Ecopoetic Symbolisation in Pgaz K’Nyau Oral Poetry (pp. 103-139)
     Ignasi Ribó, Sitthichok Samachitloed, Prapawarin Noopan, Chanakan Satrakom, Papawarin Kotchamit
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0007

The Ecological Insight of the Bunga’ Lalang Rice Farming Tradition in Luwu Society, South Sulawesi, Indonesia (pp. 140-153)
     Magfirah Thayyib
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0008

The Prince’s Wings: Possible Origin of the Tale Type and Its Early Chinese Variants (pp. 154-169)
     Aglaia Starostina
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0009

Notes and Reviews


Disarmed by Drama Methodology (pp. 170-176)
     Emelie Höglund
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0010

Book Review. Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed (pp. 177-179)
     Marju Kõivupuu
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0011

Book Review. Review Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture (pp. 180-182)
     Reeli Torn-Leesik
     DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jef-2021-0012