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Folklore



link to catalog page NAJERA-RAMIREZ, Dancing across Borders

Dancing across Borders

Danzas y Bailes Mexicanos

Author: Edited by Olga Nájera-Ramírez, Norma E. Cantú, and Brenda M. Romero
Pub Date: June 2009

One of the first anthologies to focus on Mexican dance practices on both sides of the border   learn more...

link to catalog page JOYNER, Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

A South Carolina Slave Community

Author: Charles Joyner
Pub Date: October 2009

A new edition of the classic study of slave life in the American South   learn more...

link to catalog page WELLS, Life Flows On in Endless Song

Life Flows On in Endless Song

Folk Songs and American History

Author: Robert V. Wells
Pub Date: August 2009

An engaging survey of what folk songs tell us about the American past   learn more...

link to catalog page HEARNE, A Narrative Compass

A Narrative Compass

Stories That Guide Women's Lives

Author: Edited by Betsy Hearne and Roberta Seelinger Trites
Pub Date: April 2009

Exploring the narratives that orient the lives of women scholars   learn more...

link to catalog page JONES, Country Music Humorists and Comedians Author: Loyal Jones
Pub Date: October 2008

An exhaustive reference detailing the mirth and music of country music humorists and comedians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Engaging Humor Author: Elliott Oring
Pub Date: August 2008

Exploring the structure, motives, and meanings of humor in everyday life   learn more...

link to catalog page, If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Music, Community, Culture

Author: Robert Cantwell
Pub Date: October 2008

A dazzling, expansive exploration of the culture-making activities and artifacts of everyday life   learn more...

link to catalog page MULLEN, The Man Who Adores the Negro

The Man Who Adores the Negro

Race and American Folklore

Author: Patrick B. Mullen
Pub Date: April 2008

The challenges of interracial fieldwork   learn more...

link to catalog page MCDOWELL, Poetry and Violence

Poetry and Violence

The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica

Author: John H. McDowell
Pub Date: February 2008

An in-depth examination of the Mexican ballad tradition of the corrido and its complex relationship with violence   learn more...

link to catalog page, Self-Help Books

Self-Help Books

Why Americans Keep Reading Them

Author: Sandra K. Dolby
Pub Date: Cloth: 2005; Paper: 2008

Understanding instead of lamenting the popularity of self-help books   learn more...

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