CFP: Special Issue “Folklore of Africa/African Diaspora”

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Genealogy, an international, peer-reviewed journal is seeking abstracts and manuscripts for their special issue “Folklore of Africa/African Diaspora”. The deadline for the manuscript submission is September 30, 2023.

This special issue belongs to the section “Genealogical Communities: Community History, Myths, Cultures“.

This Special Issue brings together contributions on the folklore of Africa and the African diaspora; its aim is to record the present state of scholarship in this field. Africa, in this case, means the entire continent, and the African diaspora, though often associated with only the USA, or only the USA and the Caribbean, is here meant to embrace the global African diaspora, including the Gulf region, the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere. Since folklore is a broad field, this issue of Genealogy aims to focus on verbal folklore. Given that folklore evolves and responds to changing historical, economic, and cultural circumstances, this Special Issue seeks to include folklore forms such as urban legends, anecdotes, and rumors that concern contemporary realities, such as migration, exile, urbanization, and the power of the internet. Contributions can dwell on theoretical and methodological issues, performances, or studies on specific folklore forms

Interested authors can submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editor ([email protected]) or to Genealogy editorial office ([email protected]). Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer review.

Genealogy is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to the analysis of genealogical narratives (with applications for family, race/ethnic, gender, migration and science studies) and scholarship that uses genealogical theory and methodologies to examine historical processes. The journal is published quarterly online by MDPI.

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