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  • Werewolvesby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    There has been a rapid uptick in the level of interest about lycanthropes -- otherwise known as werewolves -- in recent years. Most experts in the field agree that Elliott O'Donnell's encyclopedic study of werewolves remains one of the best resources on the subject. Packed with details of stories and sightings from cultures around the world,... more...

  • Animal Ghostsby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    For thousands of years, humans have debated over whether the soul persists in some way after the physical body has ceased functioning. This fascinating volume extends the afterlife discussion to animals, bringing together many accounts of animal hauntings and different cultural beliefs about the souls and eternal lives of non-human creatures. more...

  • The Moon Maidenby Grace James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In this entrancing collection, author Grace James brings together an array of Japanese folk tales and fairy tales, all rendered in exquisitely lyrical language. If you're fascinated by the folk traditions of different world cultures, be sure to add The Moon Maiden to your list. more...

  • The Ghostsby Robert Green Ingersoll

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this work, Ingersoll has undertaken an intellectual analysis of the existence of ghosts, witches and witchcraft. Taking into account certain events from history, he has dwelled on how the elite of earlier times were obsessed with the concept of witchcraft. Grossly cruel incidents and their consequences have been narrated. Thought-provoking! more...

  • Stories of Our Livesby Frank de Caro

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 22.00

    In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro?s personal life and years of field research as a folklorist,... more...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 25.95

    Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal... more...

  • Tradition in the Twenty-First Centuryby Trevor J. Blank; Robert Glenn Howard

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 23.00

    In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century , eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources of tradition and accounting for the conceptual boundaries of tradition, but in the modern era, expanded means of communication, research,... more...

  • An Epidemic of Rumorsby Jon D. Lee

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 21.00

    In An Epidemic of Rumors , Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes, conspiracy theories, legends, and rumors, but these narratives are often more damaging than the diseases they reference. The information disseminated... more...

  • Bits of Blarneyby R. Shelton Mackenzie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational tone, Bits of Blarney is a must-read for fans of Gaelic culture. more...

  • Unsettling Assumptionsby Pauline Greenhill; Diane Tye

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.00

    In Unsettling Assumptions , editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems by challenging... more...