Top Downloaded Research from Folklore
- Folklore is one of the earliest journals in the field of folkloristics, first published as The Folk-Lore Record in 1878.
- Folklore publishes ethnographic and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specializing in traditional
narrative, language, music, song, dance, drama, foodways, medicine, arts and crafts, popular religion, and belief. It
reviews current studies in a wide range of adjacent disciplines including anthropology, cultural studies, ethnology,
history, literature, and religion.
- Folklore prides itself on its special mix of reviews, analysis, ethnography, and debate; its combination of European
and North American approaches to the study of folklore; and its coverage not only of the materials and processes
of folklore, but also of the history, methods, and theory of folkloristics.
- Folklore aims to be lively, informative, and accessible, while maintaining high standards of scholarship.
The following articles are the top downloaded articles in 2018 from Folklore. Read them with free access via this page only until December 31, 2019.
|Modern Pagan Festivals: A Study in the Nature of Tradition||Ronald Hutton||119||3||2008|
|The Importance of Folklore Studies to Anthropology||Marian W. Smith||70||1||1959|
|Margaret Murray: Who Believed Her, and Why?||Jacqueline Simpson||105||1-2||1994|
|“Folklore” and “popular religion” in Britain during the middle ages||Carl Watkins||115||2||2004|
|The “Green Man” in Church Architecture||Lady Raglan||50||1||1939|
|Malinowski's Contributions to the Study of Folklore||William Bascom||94||2||1983|
|A Place of Community: “Celtic” Iona and Institutional Religion Research Article||Rosemary Power||117||1||2006|
|The Father's Sister in Oceania||W. H. R. Rivers||21||1||1910|
|Red Riding Hood: An Interpretation from Anthropology||Mary Douglas||106||1-2||1995|
|Vampire Stories in Greece and the Reinforcement of Socio-Cultural Norms||Evangelos Avdikos||124||3||2013|