Literatura Ludowa. Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture <p><em>Journal of Folklore and Popular Culture. Literatura Ludowa</em> is the quarterly double-blind peer reviewed Open Access academic journal published by The Polish Ethnological Society.</p> <p>Intended to be both international in its scope and interdisciplinary in approach, the Journal provides a forum for wide-ranging, in-depth discussion on historical and contemporary forms of folklore as well as popular and vernacular culture. Our aim is to publish original papers in folklore research, cultural anthropology, culture studies and related fields concerning language, literature, religion, history, performance, communication and new media.</p> <p>ISSN 2544-2872 (online)<br />ISSN 0024-4708 (print)</p> <p><em> </em></p> en-US 1. The authors give the publisher (Polish Ethnological Society) non-exclusive license to use the work in the following fields:<p>a) recording of a Work / subject of a related copyright;</p><p>b) reproduction (multiplication) Work / subject of a related copyright in print and digital technique (ebook, audiobook);</p><p>c) marketing of units of reproduced Work / subject of a related copyright;</p><p>d) introduction of Work / object of related copyright to computer memory;</p><p>e) dissemination of the work in an electronic version in the formula of open access under the Creative Commons license (CC BY - ND 3.0).</p><p>2. The authors give the publisher the license free of charge.</p><p>3. The use of the work by publisher in the above mentioned aspects is not limited in time, quantitatively nor territorially.</p> (Piotr Grochowski) (Grzegorz Kopcewicz) Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:10:50 +0200 OJS 60 Us and them, or on the folk perception of ethnicity <p>Review of the publication: Monika Łaszkiewicz, <em>Stereotypy etniczne w polskiej kulturze ludowej</em>, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin 2021.</p> Damian Gocół Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 The childhood in the museum <p>Review of the publication: <em>Dzieciństwo. Katalog zbiorów Państwowego Muzeum Etnograficznego w Warszawie</em>, red. Anita Broda, Małgorzata Kunecka, Agnieszka Grabowska, Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie, Warszawa 2021.</p> Olga Kwiatkowska Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 On children’s folklore <p>Review of the publication: <em>Barbara Żebrowska-Mazur, Słowny ludowy folklor dziecięcy. Część 1: Istota folkloru dziecięcego</em>, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2020.</p> Katarzyna Marcol Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 The remembered image of a „sweet” childhood, or tales about maszkety <p>The subject of the article constitutes memories of native Silesians about childhood, or, more precisely, a selected element of cultural heritage, which are sweets, or maszkety, as they are called in the Silesian dialect. The presented statements were recorded by the author during field research conducted between 2019 and 2021 in Upper Silesia, in two provinces – Opole and Silesia – in rural and urban communities. The collected material reveals a picture of childhood in Poland from the post-war period to the 1980s within the context of specific food items, and their place and importance in the lives of children. The material provides a lot of interesting information about the sweets themselves, the circumstances of their preparation and consumption, as well as the past living conditions, changes in eating patterns, as well as celebrations and holidays in families.</p> Dorota Świtała-Trybek Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 From consumer to expert: Trends in contemporary cook books for young readers <p>The article discusses the most important tendencies in contemporary culinary books for children in Poland. Based on the analysis of editions published in 2016–2020, several distinct trends have been indicated. The editors continue to publish cook books which educate and provide the child reader with ideas how to play in the kitchen. Publications concerning hunger and surplus of food as well as balanced and healthy diets are the new trend. We can also observe another new trend, connected with media placing the child in the role of a gourmet and an expert at cooking.</p> Bogumiła Staniów Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Gumbo or chicken and waffles? Food as a metaphor of the African American identity <p>African American children’s literature has always been political. Its primary aim is to promote a positive image of black community in the United States, as well as to shape the racial identity of young readers. For many African American authors food has become a metaphor of cultural and emotional bonds, being a source of optimism, pride in being Black and the willingness to struggle with social inequalities. The aim of the article is to discuss the social and political functions of food in African American communities, as shown in selected picture books by black authors and illustrators, such as Nikki Giovanni, Faith Ringgold, Bryan Collier and Oge Mora. The analysis of the relationships between verbal narratives and outstanding illustrations by renown American artists, showing the home space in which food stands for the uniqueness of African American culture, is the main part of the article.</p> Ewa Klęczaj-Siara Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Eating on stage in the light of the children’s dramaturgy <p>Culinary matters go as far back in time as Ancient Greek comedy, acquiring a satirical colouring. This is not the case with the Enlightenment literature for children, which plays a primarily educational role. “Little comedies” of Stéphanie de Genlis, Arnaud Berquin and Christian Felix Weisse testify to this difference. In Poland, this theme first appeared in dramatic compositions of Klementyna Hoffmanowa, and her numerous subsequent imitators. As the dramaturgy for children developed, the themes of poverty, hunger, gluttony and philanthropy connected with realistic and moralistic attitudes have waned. With the development of dramatic fairy tale, images of cuisine have acquired poetic and ludic qualities; moreover, the 19th century contributed parodic forms. This does not mean a complete termination of moralizing – however, at present, the issues connected with healthy eating come to the forefront against products for quick consumption.</p> Ryszard Waksmund Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Unity and food in Pan Kuleczka stories’ series by Wojciech Widłak <p>In the present article I would like to analyse the way in which the family and their meals (what they eat and how they eat) are pictured in Pan Kuleczka stories’ series by Wojciech Widłak. Both eating and the variety of dishes have nowadays become a sort of supermetaphor, which involves different spheres of human activity. In a realistic convention chosen by Widłak, food is a part of everyday adventures of the story protagonists; it is their pleasure, an innocent weakness, a kind of consolation, a great metaphor of love in the family, always expressing an experience of the balance in family life. In my interpretation of the stories I will use concepts of <em>eros</em> and <em>agape</em> and apply basic terms of Jonathan Haidt’s theory of moral psychology.</p> Małgorzata Marzoch Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Whoever tramples the breadcrumbs will go blind: Cultural norms regarding feeding children and eating in Bulgarian society. A conversation between Petya Bankova and Vihra Baeva <p><strong>Petya Bankova</strong> is Associated Professor in the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia, Bulgaria). Her scientific interests concern in the field of anthropology of childhood, children plays, and the everyday life culture during the communist period in Bulgaria. She is the author of three monographs: <em>Images and Meetings in the Tradition</em>, <em>They Recognized him by his Name: Ethno-confessional Aspects of the Given Name in Bulgaria</em>, and <em>The Magic of the Given Name</em>, as well as co-author of <em>Almanac. Traditions and Holidays of the Bulgarians</em>. She has co-edited several volumes, the last of which is <em>Sociocultural Dimensions of Childhood</em> (Sofia 2020).</p> Petya Bankova, Vihra Baeva Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 Dunaje and szczedriłki. On Polish and Ukrainian carolling customs: A conversation between Jerzy Bartmiński and Maria Baliszewska <p><strong>Jerzy Bartmiński (1939–2022)</strong> – distinguished Polish ethnolinguist and folklorist, professor at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He was the author and editor of numerous monographs and volumes, including <em>O języku folkloru</em> (1973), <em>Folklor – język – poetyka</em> (1990), <em>Polskie kolędy ludowe</em> (2002), <em>Jazykovoj obraz mira: Očerki po etnolingvistike</em> (Moskwa 2005), <em>Językowe podstawy obrazu świata</em> (2006), <em>Stereotypy mieszkają w języku</em> (2007), <em>Aspects of Cognitive Ethnolinguistics</em> (London 2009), <em>Tekstologia</em> (2009), <em>Jezyk – slika – svet</em> (Belgrad 2011). He conceptualized and edited <em>Słownik stereotypów i symboli ludowych</em> as well as the volume <em>Lubelskie</em> in the series <em>Polska Pieśń i Muzyka Ludowa. Źródła i Materiały</em> (vol. 4, 2011). He also started the journal <em>Etnolingwistyka</em> and worked as the Chief Editor for many years.</p> Maria Baliszewska, Jerzy Bartmiński Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200 The legacy of Milan Leščák’s scholarly output entrusted to culture- and folklore scholars <p><strong>Milan Leščák (1940–2022)</strong> – distinguished Slovak ethnologist and folklorist; he lectured at Comenius University in Bratislava and established the Department of Folklore and Regional Studies at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra. Between 1963–1998 he worked at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology at the Slovak Academy of Sciencies, and between 1998–2006 he performed the function of the Chair of the Department of Ethnology of the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava. He was also the Chief Editor of the journal <em>Slovenský Národopis</em>, and the co-founder of the film festival Ethnofilm Czadca.</p> pani Janina Danuta Hajduk-Nijakowska Copyright (c) 2022 Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200