Special Publications of the Folklore Institute, Indiana University

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  1. Animal Tales from the Caribbean
    These twenty-one animal tales from the Colombian Caribbean coast represent a sampling of the traditional stories that are told during all-night funerary wakes. The tales are told in the semi-sacred space of the patio (backyard)... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2017
    Hardback | £99.00
    Paperback | £43.00
  2. The Individual and Tradition
    Profiles of artists and performers from around the world form the basis of this innovative volume that explores the many ways individuals engage with, carry on, revive, and create tradition. Leading scholars in folklore studies... Learn More
    Published: 21st September 2011
    Paperback | £12.99
  3. Perspectives on the Jack Tales and Other North American Märchen
    This volume is about North American Märchen, a vernacular art form that is often strangely ignored or misconstrued. At the same time, the vitality and appeal of the genre are evidenced by its persistent presentation as written... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2001
    Paperback | £14.99
  4. A Folklorist’s Progress
    Stith Thompson (1885–1976), often called the father of U.S. folklore, completed A Folklorist’s Progress in 1956. This reflection on his life leads the reader on a journey from his birthplace in Kentucky to the universities... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 1996
    Hardback | £34.00
  5. On the Mall
    ... engrossing, nuanced, productively and honestly critical in the best sense of the term." —Richard BaumanAfter recounting their experiences as cultural mediators between African American Maroons from the Suriname rain forest... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 1995
    Hardback | £22.99
  6. Songs about Work
    ... an impressive collection... this book marks a milestone in the study of labor an occupational songs." —Journal of American FolkloreThis is an important contribution to Ameican history, saluting those who built the country... Learn More
    Published: 22nd December 1993
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Reflections on the Folklife Festival
    This first ethnographic study of a folklife festival focuses on festival participants—the dancers, musicians, storytellers, and artisans at a public display of folk culture. These essays investigate the contention by supporters... Learn More
    Published: 22nd September 1992
    Paperback | £10.99
  8. Native Latin American Cultures through Their Discourse
    These essays, most of them in the tradition of anthropological study of folklore, expand the current boundaries of the discipline and provide additional case studies to a growing literature in discourse analysis of oral performance."—Dan... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 1992
    Paperback | £12.99