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  • Wrexham County Folk Talesby Fiona Collins

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...

  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genresby Elliott Oring

    University Press of Colorado 1986; US$ 25.95

    Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses... more...

  • Caribbean Healing Traditionsby Patsy Sutherland; Roy Moodley; Pauletta Chevannes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    As Caribbean communities become more international, clinicians and scholars must develop new paradigms for understanding treatment preferences and perceptions of illness. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems,... more...

  • Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Islandby Julie V. Watson; John C. Watson

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 9.99

    Swathed in mist and surrounded by the secretive sea, P.E.I. is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. more...

  • Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroonby Comfort Ashu

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    In the olden days, after a day?s work in the farms, chil?dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com?pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in... more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Folklifeby Simon J Bronner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that... more...

  • Louth Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Take a walk through the heart of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Doreen McBride as she recounts local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth. You will hear of the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunt the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne and of the jumping church at Kildemock.... more...

  • Speak, Bird, Speak Againby Ibrahim Muhawi; Sharif Kanaana

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    Were it simply a collection of fascinating, previously unpublished folktales, Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales would merit praise and attention because of its cultural rather than political approach to Palestinian studies. But it is much more than this. By combining their respective expertise in English literature and anthropology,... more...

  • Folkloreby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    A comprehensive two-volume reference set providing an overview of the study of folkore, this text comprises over 200 articles contributed by European and North American scholars. more...

  • Storytrackingby Sam D. Gill

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99

    This work takes the narrative technique of "storytracking", as practised by Australian aboriginal peoples, and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The author proposes to get as close as possible to the perceptions and beliefs of the peoples by expunging European interpretation. more...