Journal of American Folklore 126 (2013) Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. 2 vols. ed. liz locke, theresa A. Vaughan, and pauline greenhill. (Westport, ct: greenwood press, 2009. pp. xvii + 777, list of entries, guide to related topics, preface, overview essays, selected bibliography/websites, index, contributors.) linda pershing California State University San Marcos edited by folklore scholars liz locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, and pauline greenhill, this impressive, two-volume encyclopedia makes a historic contribution to folklore studies, cultural anthropology, and women's and gender studies. With over 260 carefully researched entries, it spans a massive terrain of topics, from abortion to yellow Woman/Irriaku stories. Special features include four excellent overview essays surveying the present state of scholarship on women's folklore and folklife around the world: "Women's Folklore" (by pauline greenhill, Diane tye, and norma e. cantú), "Folklore about Women" (by pauline greenhill), "Folklore of Subversion" (by Jessica Senehi), and "Women Folklorists" (by norma e. cantú, pauline greenhill, Diane tye, and rachelle h. Saltzman). Arranged alphabetically, the essays and entries explore a wide range of topics related to women's folklore and folklife. The encyclopedia is clearly organized and easily accessible; at the front of each volume there is an alphabetical list
Journal of American Folklore – American Folklore Society
Published: May 12, 2013
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