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Folklore



link to catalog page UZENDOSKI, The Ecology of the Spoken Word

The Ecology of the Spoken Word

Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Author: Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2015

Beyond words, exploring Quichua aesthetic expression   learn more...

link to catalog page JAMISON, Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics

Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance

Author: Phil Jamison
Pub Date: July 2015

From cakewalks to clogging, a new history of a vital American art form   learn more...

link to catalog page CLAMPITT, Midwest Maize

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

Author: Cynthia Clampitt
Pub Date: March 2015

A vital crop's impact on human history, industry, and eating   learn more...

link to catalog page WU, Reinventing Chinese Tradition

Reinventing Chinese Tradition

The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Author: Ka-ming Wu
Pub Date: November 2015

An eye-opening study of an evolving culture and society within contemporary China   learn more...

link to catalog page JACOBSON, 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...

link to catalog page MERCHANT, Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan

From Courtyard to Conservatory

Author: Tanya Merchant
Pub Date: August 2015

Music's role in constructing gendered national identity   learn more...

link to catalog page CARR, Hawaiian Music in Motion

Hawaiian Music in Motion

Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels

Author: James Revell Carr
Pub Date: December 2014

The performance, reception, and transmission of Hawaiian music in the nineteenth century   learn more...

link to catalog page DAVIS, Maithil Women's Tales

Maithil Women's Tales

Storytelling on the Nepal-India Border

Author: Coralynn V. Davis
Pub Date: August 2014

Traces Maithil women’s agency and meaning-making in their contemporary telling of traditional folktales   learn more...

link to catalog page THOMPSON, Ring Shout, Wheel About

Ring Shout, Wheel About

The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Author: Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Pub Date: February 2014

A stage-level view of black musical performance and early American conceptualizations of race   learn more...

link to catalog page COHEN, Roots of the Revival

Roots of the Revival

American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

Author: Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson
Pub Date: October 2014

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic   learn more...

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