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  • Tumbuka Folktalesby Brian Shawa; Jaston Soko

    Mzuni Press 2014; US$ 20.90

    Tumbuka folktales are on the verge of extinction. If not recorded now, the loss would not only be the amusement they provide but chiefly lessons inherent. On the surface, they are simple narratives, however, subtly they evoke serious moral lessons that are very applicable to our everyday life today. This folklore collection is based on field research... more...

  • The Handy Mythology Answer Bookby David A. Leeming

    Visible Ink Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and... more...

  • Unsettling Assumptionsby Pauline Greenhill; Diane Tye

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    In Unsettling Assumptions , editors Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye examine how tradition and gender come together to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems to question, investigate, or upset concepts like family, ethics, and authenticity.... more...

  • Celtic Mythologyby J.A MacCulloch

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    Few surviving Celtic myths bear any resemblance to their originals. In the course of time they have been infused with romance, pseudohistory and Christian theory. Stories of Ireland and Wales have been combined with tales of love, war and slaughterdeeds both noble and ignoble. In this classic study, MacCulloch proves that Celtic legend borrowed from... more...

  • Field Guide to Luckby Alys R. Yablon

    Quirk Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Take Control of Your Destiny!   From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits?s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.   Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize... more...

  • Oral Patterns of Performanceby Barre Toelken

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    To many Native American cultures, songs and stories are dramatic enactments of reality, and words bring reality into existence. In this chapter from his award-winning book, The Anguish of Snails , Toelken thoughtfully approaches a number of stories from Native American traditions, discussing how narratives can be touchstones of shared values among... more...

  • Dorothea Lange: Photographer of the Peopleby David C King

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. more...

  • Putting Folklore To Useby Michael Owen Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Essays by thirteen folklorists explore applications in such areas as museums, aiding the homeless, environmental planning, art therapy, designing public spaces, organizing development, tourism, the public sector, aging, and creating an occupation's image." more...

  • Uncle Bud Longby Kenneth Clarke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    According to the scant historical records available, Uncle Bud Long, his daughter Janey, and her son Frankie lived near Clark's Landing, Kentucky, for about twenty years early in this century. Mr. Clarke has collected the tales of the Longs' strange ways from old-time residents of the community, both those who knew the Longs and those who inherited... more...

  • Green Hills of Magicby Ruth Ann Musick; Archie L. Musick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the early years of this century, miners from nearly every country in Europe and Asia Minor migrated to West Virginia to seek employment in its great collieries. With them they brought many folktales and legends of then homelands. Ruth Ann Musick has collected some of the best and most representative of these stories -- never before published in... more...