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The Practice of Folklore

By Simon J. Bronner
Categories: Folklore

Winner of the 2020 Chicago Folklore Prize

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2020

Despite predictions that commercial mass culture would displace customs of the past, traditions firmly abound, often ...

Folklore in Baltic History

By Sadhana Naithani
Categories: Folklore

Folklore in the Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence is about the role of folklore, folklore archives, and folklore studies in the contemporary history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—together ...

Life Between the Levees

By Melody Golding
Categories: History

Life Between the Levees is a chronicle of first-person reflections and folklore from pilots who have dedicated their lives to the river. The stories are as diverse as the storytellers themselves, and ...

You Don’t Know Jack

By Kevin D. Cordi
Categories: Folklore

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Jack Horner,” and “Jack the Giant Killer” are all famous tales and rhymes featuring the same hero, a character who often appears in legends, fairy tales, ...

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 ...

New York State Folklife Reader

Edited by Elizabeth Tucker & Ellen E. McHale
Categories: Folklore

New York and its folklore scholars hold an important place in the history of the discipline. In New York dialogue between folklore researchers in the academy and those working in the public arena has ...

Behold the Proverbs of a People

By Wolfgang Mieder
Categories: Folklore

The thirteen chapters of this book comprise an intriguing and informative entry into the world of proverb scholarship, illustrating that proverbs have always been and continue to be wisdom's international ...

The Mississippi Encyclopedia

Recipient of the 2018 Special Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and Recipient of a 2018 Heritage Award for Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust

The perfect book ...

Geographies of Cubanidad

Derived from the nationalist writings of José Martí, the concept of Cubanidad (Cubanness) has always imagined a unified hybrid nation where racial difference is nonexistent and nationality trumps all ...