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In the 1980s and 1990s the American Folklore Society assisted university presses in the publication of excellent books about folklore, folk art, folk culture, and folklore studies. Readers from the Society helped these presses select the most worthy folklore work submitted to them for publication.

Allen, Barbara, and Thomas J. Schlereth, eds. Sense of Place: American Regional Cultures. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.

Allen, Ray. Singing in the Spirit: African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Appadurai, Arjun, Frank Korom, and Margaret Mills, eds. Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Bacon-Smith, Camille. Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Barden, Thomas. Virginia Folk Legends. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.

Baron, Robert, and Nicholas R. Spitzer. Public Folklore. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Brandes, Stanley. Metaphors of Masculinity: Sex and Status in Andalusian Folklore. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1980.

Briggs, Charles L., and Julian Josue Vigil, eds. The Lost Gold Mine of Juan Mondragon: A Legend from New Mexico Performed by Melaquias Romero. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990.

Bronner, Simon J. American Folklore Studies: An Intellectual History. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1986.

Bronner, Simon J. Folklife Studies from the Gilded Age: Object, Rite, and Custom in Victorian America. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1987.

Bronner, Simon, ed. Tradition and Creativity: Essays in Honor of Wilhelm Nicolaisen. Logan: Utah State University Press, 1992.

Butler, Gary. Saying Isn't Believing: Conversation, Narrative, and the Discourse of Belief in a French Newfoundland Community. St. John's, Newfoundland: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1991.

Camp, Charles, ed. Time and Temperature. Washington: American Folklore Society, 1989.

Clements, William M, ed. 100 Years of American Folklore Studies: A Conceptual History. Washington: American Folklore Society, 1988.

Conway, Cecilia. African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of Folk Traditions. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.

Del Giudice, Luisa. Studies in Italian American Folklore. Logan: Utah State University, 1993.

DuBois, Thomas. Finnish Folk Poetry and the Kalevala. New York: Garland Press, 1995.

Feintuch, Burt, ed. The Conservation of Culture: Folklorists and the Public Sector. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1987.

Feld, Steven. Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics and Song in Kaluli Expression. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982 (revised 1990).

Fine, Gary Alan. Manufacturing Tales: Sex and Money in Contemporary Legends. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

Giray, Eren. Nsiirin! Nsiirin! Jula Folktales from West Africa. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1996.

Glassie, Henry. Passing the Time in Ballymenone: Culture and History of an Ulster Community. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

Green, Archie. Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: Labor Explorations. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Halpert, Herbert, and J.D.A. Widdowson. Folktales of Newfoundland. New York: Garland Press, 1996.

Haring, Lee. Dialogues in Madagascar. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Holtzberg-Call, Maggie. The Lost World of the Craft Printer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

Hufford, David J. The Terror That Comes in the Night: An Experience-Centered Study of Supernatural Assault Traditions. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

Hufford, Mary. Chaseworld: Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

Hufford, Mary, ed. Conserving Culture: A New Discourse on Heritage. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.

Ives, Edward D. George Magoon and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Jackson, Bruce, ed. Teaching Folklore. Buffalo: Documentary Research, Inc., 1984 (revised 1989).

Jackson, Bruce, Michael Taft, and Harvey Axlerod, eds. The Centennial Index: 100 Years of the Journal of American Folklore. Washington: American Folklore Society, 1988.

Jones, Michael Owen. Craftsman of the Cumberlands: Tradition and Creativity. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.

Jones, Michael Owen. Putting Folklore to Use: Essays on Applied Folkloristics. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1994.

Jordan, Rosan A., and Susan J. Kalcik, eds. Women's Folklore, Women's Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985.

Kapchan, Deborah. Gender on the Market: The Hybridization of Cultural Forms in Morocco. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.

Kodish, Debora. Good Friends and Bad Enemies: Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Lawless, Elaine. Handmaidens of the Lord: Women Pentecostal Preachers and Traditional Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

Lawless, Elaine. Holy Women, Wholly Women: Sharing Ministries of Wholeness Through Life Stories and Reciprocal Ethnography. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993.

McCarthy, William B. Jack in Two Worlds: Contemporary North American Tales and Their Tellers. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Mills, Margaret A. Rhetorics and Politics in Afghan Traditional Storytelling. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Narayan, Kirin. Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

Neustadt, Kathy. Clambake: A History and Celebration of an American Tradition. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1992.

O'Connor, Bonnie. Healing Traditions: Alternative Medicine and the Health Professions. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

Pearson, Barry Lee. Virginia Piedmont Blues: The Lives and Art of Two Virginia Bluesmen. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

Pershing, Linda. The Ribbon Around the Pentagon: Peace by Piecemakers. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Porter, James, and Herschel Gower. Jeannie Robertson: Emergent Singer, Transformative Voice. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.

Prahlad, Sw. Anand. African-American Proverbs in Context. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1996.

Radner, Joan N. Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Renwick, Roger DeV. English Folk Poetry: Structure and Meaning. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1980.

Rodriguez, Sylvia. The Matachines Dance: Ritual Symbolism and Interethnic Relations in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. Santa Fe: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Rosenberg, Neil V., ed. Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Santino, Jack. Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Sered, Susan Starr. Women As Ritual Experts. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Seriff, Suzanne Katherine. Snakes, Sirens, Virgins, and Whores: The Politics of Representation of a Mexican-American Folk Artist. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.

Slobin, Mark, ed. and tr. Old Jewish Folk Music: The Collections and Writing of Moshe Beregovski. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

Sutton-Smith, Brian. The Folkstories of Children. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1980.

Taylor, Lawrence. Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.

Toelken, Barre. Morning Dew and Roses: Nuance, Metaphor, and Meaning in Folksongs. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

Vlach, John Michael. Plain Painters: Making Sense of American Folk Art. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.

Webber, Sabra J. Romancing the Real: Folklore and Ethnographic Representation in North Africa. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Weigle, Marta. nCreation and Procreation: Feminist Reflections of Mythologies of Cosmogony and Parturition. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

Weigle, Marta, and Peter White, eds. The Lore of New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988.

Young, Katharine, ed. Bodylore. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993.

Young, M. Jane. Signs from the Ancestors: Zuni Cultural Symbolism and Perceptions of Rock Art. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1988.

Zumwalt, Rosemary Lévy. American Folklore Scholarship: A Dialogue of Dissent. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

Zumwalt, Rosemary Lévy. Wealth and Rebellion: Elsie Clews Parsons, Anthropologist and Folklorist. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.



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