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Folklore & Mythology

  • The Stigmatized Vernacularby Diane E. Goldstein; Amy Shuman

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    As part of this multilayered conversation about stigma, this volume discusses the relationship between the stigmatized individual and our role as researchers. Here we address our own perspectives as researchers struggling with stigma issues and tellability, as well as scholarly reflexive concerns dealing with what can?t be said when working with stigmatized... more...

  • Grand Theory in Folkloristicsby Lee Haring

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Why is there no "Grand Theory" in the study of folklore? Talcott Parsons (1902?1979) advocated "grand theory," which put the analysis of social phenomena on a new track in the broadest possible terms. Not all sociologists or folklorists accept those broad terms; some still adhere to the empirical level. Through a forum sponsored by the American Folklore... more...

  • Jinsei Annaiby Mckisty

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • The Memoirs of Count Witteby Sergei Iu Witte; Sidney Harcave

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    A portrait of the twilight years of Isarism by Count Sergei Witte (1849-1915), the man who built modern Russia. Witte presents incisive and often piquant portraits of the mighty and those around them--powerful Alexander III, the weak-willed Nicholas II, and the neurasthenic Empress Alexandra, along with his own notorious cousin, Madam blavatsky, the... more...

  • Soviet Emigre Artistsby Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    The blind mendicant in Ukrainian folk tradition is a little-known social order, but an important one. The singers of Ukrainian epics, these minstrels were organized into professional guilds that set standards for training and performance. Repressed during the Stalin era, this is their story. 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 Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmasby Al Ridenour; Sean Tejaratchi

    Feral House 2016; US$ 25.00

    From elements of medieval witchcraft reworked in 18th-century folk Catholicism, the Krampus has risen to embody a new countercultural holiday. more...

  • Harivamshaby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.00

    A gorgeous, lucid rendering of the majestic conclusion to the Mahabharata As an epilogue to the greatest epic of all time, the Harivamsha further elaborates on the myriad conflicts of dharma and the struggle between good and evil. Stories abound?from the cosmogony of the universe to the legends of the solar and lunar dynasties and even a foreshadowing... more...

  • The Impossible Zooby Leo Ruickbie

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    HERE BE DRAGONS! Here you will find the things that once made the woods wild and the nights to be feared; that made ancient map-makers write, 'Here be Dragons'. The Impossible Zoo is a biology of the supernatural - a study of the life of things that never lived. This world of mermaids and unicorns, now confined to fantasy, but once believed... more...

  • Urban Legendsby James Proud

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 5.99

    There are some stories that people claim without a doubt are true. ?It really happened, to a friend of a friend!? Who knows if they have credibility or if they?re the products of ?Chinese Whispers? and vivid imaginations? Whatever the case, this collection of creepy tales has the power to unnerve and fascinate us all. more...