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Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series

A series dedicated to the first books of folklore scholars and emphasizing the interdisciplinary and international nature of current folklore scholarship. Volumes can highlight several aspects of folklore studies, including art; foodways; music; popular culture; race and ethnicity; and women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

Previously funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series began as a collaborative venture of University Press of Mississippi, University of Illinois Press, and University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact senior acquisitions editor Katie E. Keene.

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Consuming Katrina

When and under what circumstances are disaster survivors able to speak for themselves in the public arena? In Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative, author Kate Parker Horigan shows ...

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux

Winner of the 2018 Chicago Folklore Prize
and
Winner of the 2018 Opie Prize

Jeanne Soileau, a teacher in New Orleans and south Louisiana for more than forty years, examines how children’s folklore, especially ...

Another Haul

Lewis Island in Lambertville, New Jersey, is the site of the Lewis Fishery, the last haul seine American shad fishery on the nontidal Delaware River. The Lewis family has fished in the same spot since ...

Look Who's Cooking

Home cooking is a multibillion-dollar industry that includes cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, high-end appliances, specialty ingredients, and more. Cooking-themed programming flourishes on television, inspiring ...

The Amazing Crawfish Boat

In any given year, the Louisiana crawfish harvest tops 50,000 tons. The Amazing Crawfish Boat chronicles the development of an amphibious boat that transformed the Louisiana prairies into alternating fields ...

A Vulgar Art

In A Vulgar Art Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up ...

Stable Views

Stable Views offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. In more than fourteen years of field research, Ellen E. ...

The Jumbies' Playing Ground

During the masquerades common during carnival time, jumbies (ghosts or ancestral spirits) are set free to roam the streets of Caribbean nations, turning the world topsy-turvy. Modern carnivals, which ...

The Painted Screens of Baltimore

Painted screens have long been synonymous in the popular imagination with the Baltimore row house. Picturesque, practical, and quirky, window and door screens adorned with scenic views simultaneously ...