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  • 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...

  • New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Talesby Christa Jones; Claudia Schwabe

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales  provides invaluable hands-on materials and pedagogical tools from an international group of scholars who share their experiences in teaching folk- and fairy-tale texts and films in a wide range of academic settings.   This interdisciplinary collection introduces scholarly perspectives on how... more...

  • Pole Raising and Speech Makingby Jennifer Eastman Attebery

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    In Pole Raising and Speech Making , author Jennifer Eastman Attebery focuses on the beginnings of the traditional Scandinavian Midsummer celebration and the surrounding spring-to-summer seasonal festivities in the Rocky Mountain West during the height of Swedish immigration to the area?1880?1917. Combining research in folkloristics and history,... more...

  • Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japanby Noriko Reider

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    In Japanese culture, oni are ubiquitous supernatural creatures who play important roles in literature, lore, and folk belief. Characteristically ambiguous, they have been great and small, mischievous and dangerous, and ugly and beautiful over their long history. Here, author Noriko Reider presents seven oni stories from medieval Japan in full and... more...

  • More Amazing Tales from Indianaby Fred D. Cavinder

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The stories in this book will provide entertainment for everyone and evoke wonder in the most jaded observer of the human condition. Some of the exploits that Fred D. Cavinder describes are half-hidden footnotes to national and international happenings. Others seem so typical of Indiana that they will appeal to anyone who understands the Hoosier spirit.... more...

  • Tales of the Irish Hedgerowsby Tony Locke

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    A collection of tales and folklore centred on the flora and fauna of the Irish hedgerow. These are atmospheric stories, interweaving fact and fiction, written by a professional storyteller. more...

  • New England Legends and Folk Loreby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, New England Legends and Folk Lore is Samuel Adams Drake?s extraordinary collection of legends and folk tales. Stories include dozens of classics of New England lore that describe the times of witches and seafarers, strange nighttime occurrences and mysterious places. A classic and creative compilation... more...