JAF Winter Issue Coming Soon

AFS News, Recent Releases

The Winter 2021 issue (v. 135, no. 535) of the JAF: A Global Quarterly has been mailed and will soon be available to AFS members online.

This issue includes two timely articles about the COVID-19 pandemic. In “Graves in One’s Heart: Grassroots Memorialization of Dr. Li Wenliang during the COVID-19 Outbreak in China,” Ziying You and Qiaoyun Zhang explore how people in China responded to and memorialized the death of Dr. Li Wenliang, the whistleblower in Wuhan who first disclosed the outbreak of the pandemic. 

Heather Haas’ article “The Proverbs of a Pandemic: The Early Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic Viewed Through the Lens of Google Trends” uses google analytics to analyze people’s engagement with proverbial wisdom associated with the pandemic. 

“Stirring Up Skyr: From Live Cultures to Cultural Heritage” by Jón Þór Pétursson and Valdimar Tr. Hafstein provides an exploration of the strategic use of heritage discourse for a commercial enterprise. 

In “The Crosses of Huaquechula, Mexico: A Living Tradition,” Avis Mysyk examines the crosses of Huaquechula in different historical periods to elucidate that they persist as a living tradition that, across time, conveys a meaningful message–faith, protection, unity, and collective continuity. 

The issue also includes book, film and video, and digital resource reviews that will be of interest to JAF readers.

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