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  • The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)by Dana Prescott Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional development of folkloristics in the Soviet Union in the... more...

  • Enduring Rootsby Gayle Samuels

    Rutgers University Press 1999; US$ 16.95

    Enduring Roots tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple, the cherry, and the oldest of the world’s trees, the bristlecone pine. These stories speak of our attachment to the land, of our universal and eternal need to leave a legacy, and demonstrate that the landscape is a gift, to be both received and,... more...

  • Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)by Zinta Konrad

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for he does not fit into any neat categories or definitions.... more...

  • Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibetby Lotta Carswell-Hume; Koon-Chiu Lo

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese and Tibeten folk and fairytales and other stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet is a captivating collection of stories from different parts of China and Tibet. Enter a mythical world where animals speak... more...

  • Folk Nationby Simon J. Bronner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...

  • Folk-Tales of Kashmirby J. Hinton Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Folklore, Literature, and Cultural Theoryby Cathy L. Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Folklore Rulesby Lynne S. McNeill

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00

    Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...

  • Folktales Retoldby Amie A. Doughty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional... more...

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