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Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination

by Ruth K. Westheimer & Jerome E. Singerman

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s favorite sex therapist, analyzes ancient myth and its relevance to 21st century relationships in her new book “Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

by Eleni Fournaraki & Zinon Papakonstantinou

Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated...


An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Disease

by John D. Lee

In An Epidemic of Rumors, Jon D. Lee examines the human response to epidemics through the lens of the 2003 SARS epidemic. Societies usually respond to the eruption of disease by constructing stories, jokes,...


History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...


Mythology 101: From Gods and Goddesses to Monsters and Mortals, Your Guide to Ancient Mythology

by Kathleen Sears

Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations

The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details,...


Folklore Rules: A Fun, Quick, and Useful Introduction to the Field of Academic Folklore Studies

by Lynne S. McNeill

Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts...


Tradition in the Twenty-First Century: Locating the Role of the Past in the Present

by Trevor J. Blank & Robert Glenn Howard

In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century, eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources...


Warrior Ways: Explorations in Modern Military Folklore

by Eric A. Eliason & Tad Tuleja

Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively...


Folk Culture in the Digital Age: The Emergent Dynamics of Human Interaction

by Trevor J. Blank

Smart phones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter, and wireless Internet connections are the latest technologies to have become entrenched in our culture.  Although traditionalists have argued that computer-mediated...


Stories of Our Lives: Memory, History, Narrative

by Frank de Caro

In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give...


Il ritorno del dio che balla

by Andrea Romanazzi

Le tradizioni popolari legate al tarantolismo hanno generato culti e riti che hanno dato vita ad alcune delle più vitali musiche e danze popolari: tammurriate, tarantelle e pizziche, il cui rinnovato interesse...


Italian Superstitions

by Andrea Malossini

We are all superstitious, even those who affirm the opposite. Superstition is natural, it resides in all of us: it represents the human answer to rare, singular, and mysterious phenomena. All that cannot be...


Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore

by Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider & Jeannie Banks Thomas

Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations...


On Being Human: Folklore of Mormon Missionaries

by William Wilson

A collection of narratives, humorous stories, and songs from Mormon missionaries that has become a classic study of narrative folklore. The 64th annual Faculty Honor Lecture, in the Humanities, Utah State University....


The Dynamics of Folklore

by Barre Toelken

One of the most comprehensive and widely praised introductions to folklore ever written. Toelken's discussion of the history and meaning of folklore is delivered in straightforward language, easily understood...


Folklore and the Internet: Vernacular Expression in a Digital World

by Trevor J. Blank

A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key,...


Anguish of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West

by Barre Toelken

After a career working and living with American Indians and studying their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping study of Native American folklore in the West. Within a framework of performance...


Folk Groups And Folklore Genres: An Introduction

by Elliott Oring

Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published,...


Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions

by Martha Sims & Martine Stephens

Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this...