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The Goddess Myth in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture

Goddess characters are revered as feminist heroes in the popular media of many cultures. However, these goddess characters often prove to be less promising and more regressive than most people initially ...

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard

Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard, two sister-writers born and raised in Jamaica, re-create imagined and lived homelands in their literature by commemorating the history, culture, and religion of the Caribbean. ...

Where Misfits Fit

All regions and places are unique in their own way, but the Ozarks have an enduring place in American culture. Studying the Ozarks offers the ability to explore American life through the lens of one of ...

What the Children Said

Jeanne Pitre Soileau vividly presents children’s voices in What the Children Said: Child Lore of South Louisiana. Including over six hundred handclaps, chants, jokes, jump-rope rhymes, cheers, taunts, ...

The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume III

Edited by Jack V. Haney
With Sibelan Forrester
Categories: Folklore

Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov’s edition, widely regarded as ...

Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus!

By Robert L. Stone
Foreword by Eric Lewis Williams
Categories: Photography

Folklorist Robert L. Stone presents a rare collection of high-quality documentary photos of the sacred steel guitar musical tradition and the community that supports it. The introductory text and extended ...

Rediasporization

Rediasporization: African-Guyanese Kweh-Kweh examines how African-Guyanese in New York City participate in the Come to My Kwe-Kwe ritual to facilitate rediasporization, that is, the creation of a newer ...

Alabama Quilts

Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, 16821950 is a look at the quilts of the state from before Alabama was part of the Mississippi Territory through the Second World War—a period of 268 ...

Pussy Hats, Politics, and Public Protest

Contributions by Susan Eleuterio, Andrea Glass, Rachelle Hope Saltzman, Jack Santino, Patricia E. Sawin, and Adam Zolkover

The 2016 US presidential campaign and its aftermath provoked an array of protests ...

Folklore Recycled

By Frank de Caro
Categories: Folklore

Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts starts from the proposition that folklore—usually thought of in its historical social context as “oral tradition”—is easily appropriated and recycled ...