Martin Fredriksson

Between Intellectual and Cultural Property: Myths of Authorship and Common Heritage in the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions

Response by Marc Perlman

Beate Sløk-Andersen

The Butt of the Joke?
Laughter and Potency in the Becoming of Good Soldiers

Responses by Lisa Gilman and Barbara Plester

Dayọ̀ Àkànmú

Communicative and Stylistic Utilization of New Yorùbá Idioms Among Students of Higher Institutions


Trinidad Rico, Brian Zang, & Michelle L. Stefano

About Cultural Analysis

Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to investigating expressive and everyday culture. The journal features analytical research articles, but also includes notes, reviews, and cross-disciplinary responses.

Established in 2000 in the Berkeley Folklore Archives, Cultural Analysis has published over 18 volumes and hosts a global editorial board and collective.

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  • Cultural Analysis is global in scope, with an international editorial board.

  • Cultural Analysis is global in scope, with an international editorial board.


Submission Guidelines

Cultural Analysis encourages submissions from a variety of theoretical standpoints and from different disciplines, including, but not limited to, anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, media studies, popular culture, psychology, and sociology.

Authors should submit research articles of approximately 20-30 pages in length, in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition (B), and include an abstract of 100 words and a "Works Cited" section. Authors must provide either an electronic or a paper copy of their article. Microsoft Word (version 2002 or later) is the preferred format for all electronic copies. Electronic copies may be submitted on a CD/DVD-ROM or sent as e-mail attachments to

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