The Folklore Studies Association of Canada has published the journal Canadian Folklore Canadien since 1979. This bilingual journal is intended to disseminate knowledge about activities concerning folklore and ethnology, in Canada and elsewhere, through the publication of articles, book reviews, notes, and other information pertaining to research and academic inquiry in all branches of folklore.
Canadian Folklore Becomes Ethnologies.
At the 1998 annual general meeting, the membership of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada (FSAC) voted to change the name of its journal from Canadian Folklore canadien to Ethnologies. The membership felt strongly that the new name reflected the journal’s concern for materials beyond the most traditional scope of “folklore” and our interest in a broader range of cultural artifacts and expressive forms. The membership’s commitment to recognising the very negative implications of the term “folklore” among Francophone colleagues, because of its exclusively Anglo origin and overdetermined associations with the archaic and colonial. The new name, Ethnologies, is a more accurate indication of the journal’s contents and perspectives.
The Journal gratefully acknowledges grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (Learned Journals Programs), the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), as well as the collaboration of the Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions (CELAT), Laval University.