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  • South Carolina Ghostsby Nancy Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; Not Available

    Ghosts still walk in South Carolina and unexplained things continue to confound even the most skeptical among us. more...

  • The Haunted Southby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; Not Available

    This collection features such stories as "Passenger Train Number 9"; "The Little People"; "The Phantom Rider of the Confederacy"; "The Demon of Wizard Clip"; "Room for One More"; "Tavern of Terror"; "The Surrency Ghost"; "The King's Messengers"; "The Haunted Gold Mine"; "The Singing River"; "The Gray Lady"; "Railroad Bill"; and "The Haunted Car". more...

  • Ghosts of the Wild Westby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; Not Available

    A new expanded compendium of spine-tingling tales of Western haunts and horrors more...

  • Ethnomimesisby Robert S. Cantwell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Wide-ranging and provocative, this book will fascinate all those intrigued by how we create and perpetuate our representations of folklife and culture. Ethnomimesis is Robert Cantwell's word for the process by which we take cultural influences, traditions, and practices to ourselves and then manifest them to others. Ethnomimesis is an element of... more...

  • Sacred Mushroomsby Carl A. P. Ruck

    Ronin Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the ancient world, men and women joined cults known as Mysteries to unite with the deities of the otherworld and achieve eternal life. The most important of the Mysteries existed for two millennia at the village of Eleusis. Its deities were Demeter and Persephone, interchangeable in their roles as mother and daughter. The initiations and other... more...

  • Folk Art and Agingby Jon Kay

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Growing old doesn?t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects. Carving, painting, and rug hooking not only... more...

  • The Stars of Ballymenoneby Henry Glassie

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    In the time of the Troubles, when bombs blew through the night and soldiers prowled down the roads, Henry Glassie came to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure through history. He settled into the farming community of Ballymenone, beside Lough Erne in the County Fermanagh, and listened to the old people. For a decade he heard and... more...

  • The Well of Remembranceby Ralph Metzner

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 33.99

    In his introduction to The Well of Remembrance, author Ralph Metzner provides a telling explanation of the theme of his work: "This book explores some of the mythic roots of the Western worldview, the worldview of the culture that, for better and worse, has come to dominate most of the rest of the world's peoples. This domination has involved... more...

  • Material Vernacularsby Jason Baird Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art... more...

  • Joking Asidesby Elliott Oring

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Nothing in the understanding of humor is as simple as it might seem. In Joking Asides , Elliott Oring confronts the problems of humor, analyzing the key contemporary approaches to its study and addressing controversial topics with new empirical data and insights.   A folklorist drawn to the study of humor, Oring developed his formulation... more...