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  • The Greenwood Library of World Folktales [Four Volumes]by Thomas A. Green

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 300.00

    Selects and annotates a vast array of folktales from around the world. more...

  • Foodways and Folkloreby Jacqueline S. Thursby

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    Gives broad introductory coverage of the folklore of food, with special attention to the diverse ethnic food traditions of the United States. more...

  • Collecting Collaborationby Dr Nick Ellis; Dr Paul Hibbert

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book aims to explore the uses of stories as data by researchers into inter-organizational collaboration and the kinds of insights gained in such “storied” approaches. It is generally agreed that, at their most foundational, stories are a way of sense-making, a way of understanding a present, preserving or changing a past and dreaming... more...

  • Out Of The Ordinaryby Barbara Walker

    Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 19.95

    This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary. Among the contributors are Shelley Adler, David Hufford,... more...

  • Haunting Experiencesby Diane Goldstein; Sylvia Grider; Jeannie Banks Thomas

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief... more...

  • Children's Folkloreby Brian Sutton-Smith

    Utah State University Press 1999; US$ 20.95

    A collection of orginal essays by scholars from a variety of fields-- includng American studies, folklore, anthropology, pyschology, sociology, and education---Children's Folklore: A Source Book moves beyond traditional social-science views of child development. It reveals the complexity and artistry of interactions among children, challenging stereotypes... more...

  • Women at the Beginningby Patrick J. Geary

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical,... more...

  • A to Z World Superstitions & Folkloreby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore is an encyclopedia featuring myths, legends and irrational beliefs passed down through generations in 175 countries worldwide. Detailed entries on spirit worship, curses, mystical characters, folk tales, burial and th more...

  • Mythical Trickster Figuresby William J. Hynes; William G. Doty

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Mythical Trickster Figures, is the first substantial collection of essays about the trickster to appear since Radin's 1955 The Trickster. Contributions by leading scholars treat a wide range of manifestations of this mischievous character, ranging from the Coyote of the American Southwest to such African figures as Eshu-Elegba and Ananse, the Japanese... more...

  • Meaning of Folkloreby Simon J. Bronner; Alan Dundes

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Compilation of Dundes's most important analytical work, including many widely unavailable essays. Edited by Simon Bronner. more...