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Where Misfits Fit

Winner of the 2021 Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book Award from Mid-South Sociological Association
All regions and places are unique in their own way, but the Ozarks have an enduring place in American ...

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: 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

Winner of the 2022 James F. Sulzby Book Award from the Alabama Historical Association

Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, 1682–1950 is a look at the quilts of the state from before Alabama ...

Pussy Hats, Politics, and Public Protest

Co-winner of the 2021 Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize awarded by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society

Contributions by Susan Eleuterio, Andrea Glass, Rachelle Hope Saltzman, Jack Santino, Patricia ...

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 ...

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 ...

Southern Religion, Southern Culture

Contributions by Ryan L. Fletcher, Darren E. Grem, Paul Harvey, Alicia Jackson, Ted Ownby, Otis W. Pickett, Arthur Remillard, Chad Seales, and Randall J. Stephens

Over more than three decades of teaching ...