... it presents some of the most important folklore studies to appear in [Nordic] countries in the past thirty years." —The Scandinavian-American Bulletin
... will... be of interest to folklorists in general. The selected essays... deal with issues that any folklorist who wishes to be up-to-date must consider.... A valuable addition to folklore studies... " —Choice
Nordic folklore studies have made major theoretical contributions to international folklore scholarship. The articles in this collection not only reflect areas in which Nordic folklore studies have been particularly strong, but also demonstrate recent changes in theoretical paradigms and empirical application.