Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World


Series Editors: James Engelhardt (University of Illinois Press), Craig Gill (University Press of Mississippi), and Sheila Leary (University of Wisconsin Press)

The Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World series emphasizes the interdisciplinary and international nature of current folklore scholarship, documenting connections between communities and their cultural production. Series volumes highlight aspects of folklore studies such as world folk cultures, folk art and music, foodways, dance, African American and ethnic studies, gender and queer studies, and popular culture.


link to catalog page, Czech Bluegrass

Czech Bluegrass

Notes from the Heart of Europe

Author: Lee Bidgood
Pub Date: October 2017

Down home in Prague and Rakovník   learn more...

link to catalog page, Recasting Folk in the Himalayas

Recasting Folk in the Himalayas

Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Author: Stefan Fiol
Pub Date: October 2017

The clash of music and the modern world in an emerging Indian state   learn more...

link to catalog page, Storytelling in Siberia

Storytelling in Siberia

The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

Author: Robin P. Harris
Pub Date: November 2017

How the Sakha revived a near-extinct art form   learn more...

link to catalog page, Global Tarantella

Global Tarantella

Reinventing Southern Italian Folk Music and Dances

Author: Incoronata Inserra
Pub Date: October 2017

How tarantella beguiled the world, and what happened next   learn more...

link to catalog page, Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World Author: Richard Jones-Bamman
Pub Date: October 2017

Artisans building musical instruments and community   learn more...

link to catalog page, Daisy Turner's Kin

Daisy Turner's Kin

An African American Family Saga

Author: Jane C. Beck
Pub Date: July 2015

The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century   learn more...

link to catalog page, Squeeze This!

Squeeze This!

A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Author: Marion Jacobson
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Everything you wanted to know about piano accordions in America--but were afraid to ask   learn more...