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A. Verbal

(1) Story and Tale

Ancelet, Barry Jean. Cajun and Creole Folktales: The French Oral Tradition of South Louisiana. Garland, 1994.

Abrahams, Roger.    Deep Down in the Jungle: Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia. Folklore Associates, 1964. [revised, Aldine, 1970].

Azadovskii, Mark.   A Siberian Tale Teller. Tr. by James Dow. University of Texas, 1974.

Basgoz, Ilhan. Hikaye: Turkish Folk Romance as Performance Art. Special Publications of the Folklore Institute, IU Press, 2008.

Bauman, Richard. Story, Performance, and Event: Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative. Cambridge University, 1986.

Cashman, Ray. Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border. Bloomington: IU Press, 2008.

Crowley, Daniel. I Could Talk Old Story Good: Creativity in Bahamian Folklore. University of California, 1966.

Dégh, Linda.   Folktales and Society; Story-Telling in A Hungarian Peasant Community. Tr. by Emily Schossberger. Indiana University, 1969. [revised 1989].

Dolby Stahl, Sandra . Literary Folkloristics and the Personal Narrative. Indiana University, 1989.

Dorson, Richard. American Negro Folktales. Fawcett Publications, 1967.

El-Shamy, Hasan. Folktales of Egypt. University of Chicago, 1979.

El-Shamy, Hasan. Tales Arab Women Tell: And the Behavioral Patterns they Portray. Indiana University, 1999.

Finnegan, Ruth. Limba Stories and Story-telling. Oxford University, 1967.

Glassie, Henry. The Stars of Ballymenone. Bloomington: IU Press, 2006.

Holbek, Bengt. Interpretations of Fairy Tales. Helsinki: Suomailainen Tiedeakatemia, 1987.

Hurston, Zora Neale.   Mules and Men. J. B. Lippincott, 1935.

Jackson, Michael. The Politics of Storytelling: Violence, Transgression, and Intersubjectivity. Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002.

Lindahl, Carl, ed. Perspectives on the Jack Tales and Other North American Märchen. Special Publications of the Folklore Institute, IU Press, 2001.

Luthi, Max.   The European Folktale: Form and Nature. Tr. by John D. Niles. Indiana University, 1982.

Maspero, Gaston. Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt. Edited and with an Introduction and Motif-Type Classification by Hasan El-Shamy.   ABC-CLIO, 2002.

Mills, Margaret. Rhetorics and Politics in Afghan Traditional Storytelling. University of Pennsylvania, 1991.

Mould, Tom. Choctaw Tales. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2004.

Mullen, Patrick.   Listening to Old Voices: Folklore, Life Stories, and the Elderly. University of Illinois, 1992.

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

Nøjgaard, Morten, et al. eds..   The Telling of Stories:   Approaches to a Traditional Craft; A Symposium. Odense University, 1990.

Randolph, Vance. Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales. University of Illinois, 1976.

Roberts, Warren. The Tale of the Kind and Unkind Girls; Aarne-Thompson 480 and Related Tales . De Gruyter, 1958.

Schacker, Jennifer. National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England. University of Pennsylvania, 2003.

Seitel, Peter. See That We May See: Performances and Interpretations of Traditional Tales from Tanzania. Indiana University, 1980.

Thompson, Stith. The Folktale. University of California, 1977.

(2) ballad and epic


Barry, Phillips. British Ballads from Maine: The Development of Popular Songs with Texts and Airs. Yale University, 1929.

Buchan, David.   The Ballad and the Folk. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972.

Coffin, Tristram. The British Traditional Ballad in North America. University of Texas, 1977.

Davis, A. K. Traditional Ballads of Virginia. Harvard, 1929.

Entwistle, William. European Balladry. Oxford University, 1939.

Gerould, Gordon Hall.   The Ballad of Tradition. Clarendon, 1932.

Gummere, Francis Barton. The Popular Ballad. Houghton Mifflin, 1907.

Honko, Lauri. The Kalevala and the World's Traditional Epics. Finnish Literature Society, 2002.

Huntington, Gale. Sam Henry’s Song of the People. University of Pennsylvania, 1938.

Hustvedt, S. B.   Ballad Books and Ballad Men; Raids and Rescues in Britain, America, and the Scandinavian North Since 1800. Harvard University, 1930.

Johnson, John.   Son-Jara:The Mande Epic. Mandekan/English edition. Indiana University, 2003.

Johnson, John, Tom Hale, and Steven Belcher, eds. Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent. Indiana University, 1997.

Laws, Malcolm. American Balladry from British Broadsides: A Guide for Students and Collectors of Traditional Song. American Folklore Society, 1957.

Laws, Malcolm. Native American Balladry, a Descriptive Study and a Bibliographical Syllabus. American Folklore Society, 1964.

Leach, MacEdward, and Tristram Coffin, eds. The Critics & the Ballad. Southern Illinois University, 1961.

McDowell, John. Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica. University of Illinois, 2000.

Oinas, Felix, ed. Heroic Epic and Saga: An Introduction to the World's Great Folk Epics. Indiana University, 1978.

Paredes, Américo.   "With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero. University of Texas, 1958.

Stone, Ruth. Dried Millet Breaking: Time, Words, and Song in the Woi Epic of Kpelle. Indiana University, 1988.

(3) myth


Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. Hill and Wang, 1972.

Benedict, Ruth.   Zuni Mythology. Columbia University, 1935.

Boas, Franz.   Tsimshian Mythology.   Based on texts recorded by Henry Tate. Johnson Reprint, 1970.

Doniger, Wendy. [1998] 2011. The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth. Columbia University. 

Dundes, Alan, ed.   Sacred Narrative, Readings in the Theory of Myth. University of California, 1984.

Georges, Robert, ed. Studies on Mythology. Dorsey, 1968.

Jacobs, Melville.   Content and Style of an Oral Literature: Clackamas Chinook Myths and Tales. University of Chicago, 1959.

Lincoln, Bruce. Theorizing Myth: Narrative, Ideology, and Scholarship. University of Chicago, 1999.

Maranda, Pierre, ed. Mythology: Selected Readings. Penguin, 1972.

McDowell, John. "So Wise Were Our Elders": Mythic Narratives of the Kamsá. University Press of Kentucky, 1994.

Schrempp, Gregory, and William Hansen, eds. Myth: A New Symposium. Indiana University, 2002.

Schrempp, Gregory. The Ancient Mythology of Modern Science: A Mythologist Looks (Seriously) at Popular Science Writing. McGill-Queens University, 2012.

Sebeok, Thomas, ed. Myth: A Symposium. American Folklore Society, 1955.

Von Hendy, Andrew. The Modern Construction of Myth. Indiana University, 2002.

(4) conversational


Davies, Christie. Jokes and Targets. Indiana University Press, 2011.

Dègh, Linda. Legend and Belief: Dialectics of a Folklore Genre. Indiana University, 2001.

Goldstein, Diane. Once upon a Virus: AIDS Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception. Utah State, 2004.

Marsh, Moira. Practically Joking. University Press of Colorado, 2015.

McDowell, John.   Sayings of the Ancestors: The Spiritual Life of the Sibundoy Indians.   University Press of Kentucky, 1989.

Mieder, Wolfgang. Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics. University Press of Mississippi, 2014.

Oring, Elliott. Jokes and their Relations. University of Kentucky Press, 1992.

Taylor, Archer.   English Riddles from Oral Tradition. Octagon Books, 1951.

Taylor, Archer. The Proverb, and An Index to The Proverb . Folklore Associates, 1962.

Yankah, Kwesi.   The Proverb in the Context of Akan Rhetoric.  Diasporic Africa Press, 2012.

(5) oral literature


Davis, Gerald.   I Got the Word in Me and I Can Sing It, You Know: A Study of the Performed Afro-American Sermon. University of Pennsylvania, 1985.

Finnegan, Ruth. Oral Literature in Africa: Clarenden, 1970.

Finnegan, Ruth. Oral Poetry: Its Nature, Significance, and Social Context. Indiana University, 1992.

Haring, Lee. Verbal Arts in Madagascar: Performance in Historical Perspective. University of Pennsylvania, 1992.

Hansen, William ed. Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature. Indiana University, 1998.

Hymes, Dell.   In Vain I Tried to Tell You: Essays in Native American Ethnopoetics. University of Pennsylvania, 1981.

Johnson, John. Heelloy: Modern Poetry and Songs of the Somali, 2nd edition, revised. Haan Associates, 1996.

Kroskrity, Paul, and Anthony Webster, eds. The Legacy of Dell Hymes: Ethnopoetics, Narrative Inequality, and Voice. Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, IU Press, 2015.

Rosenberg, Bruce. Can These Bones Live?: The Art of the American Folk Preacher.   University of Illinois, 1988.  

Yankah, Kwesi. Speaking for the Chief: Okyeame and the Politics of Akan Royal Oratory. Indiana University, 1995.

(6) children’s folklore


Beresin, Anna. 2010. Recess Battles: Playing, Fighting, and Storytelling. Jackson: Mississippi University.  

Bronner, Simon. American Children’s Folklore. August House, 1988.

Bronner, Simon. Piled Higher and Deeper: The Folklore of Campus Life. August House, 1990.

Bronner, Simon. Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University.  University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Knapp, Mary, and Herbert Knapp. 1976. One Potato, Two Potato: The Secret Education of American Children. W.W. Norton.        

McDowell, John.   Children's Riddling. Indiana University, 1979.

Newell, William Wells. [1883] 1963. Games and Songs of American Children. Dover.

Opie, Iona, and Peter Opie. 1959. The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren. Clarendon.

Sutton-Smith, Brian et al., eds. Children's Folklore: A Source Book. Garland, 1995. [Reissued by Utah State, 1999.]

B. Material culture

(1) Theories and Methods in Material Culture

Armstrong, Robert Plant. The Affecting Presence: An Essay in Humanistic Anthropology. University of Chicago Press, 1971.

Boas, Franz. A Wealth of Thought: Franz Boas on Native American Art. Edited by Aldona Jonaitis. University of Washington Press, 1995.

Carter, Thomas and Elizabeth Cromley. Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: A Guide to the Study of Ordinary Buildings and Landscapes. University of Tennessee Press, 2005.

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. The Indian Craftsman. New Delhi: Mumshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1989.

Glassie, Henry. The Spirit of Folk Art. Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Glassie, Henry. Material Culture. Indiana University Press, 1999.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude. The Way of the Masks. Tr. by Sylvia Modelski. University of Washington, 1982.

Roberts, Warren. Viewpoints on Folklife: Looking at the Overlooked. UMI Research Press, 1988.

St. George, Robert, ed. Material Life in America 1600-1860. Northeastern University, 1988.

Yanagi, Soetsu. The Unknown Craftsman: A Japanese Insight into Beauty. Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1972.

Yoder, Don. American Folklife. University of Texas, 1976.

(2) Surveys of Material Culture


Burrison, John. Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South. University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Eaton, Allen H. Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands. Dover Publications, 1973 [1937].

Evans, E. Estyn. Irish Folk Ways. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1957.

Glassie, Henry. Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States. University of Pennsylvania, 1968.

Glassie, Henry. Turkish Traditional Art Today. University Press, 1993.

Glassie, Henry. Art and Life in Bangladesh. Indiana University Press, 1997.

Holtzberg, Maggie. Keepers of Tradition: Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts. University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.

Yoder, Don. Discovering American Folklife: Studies in Ethnic, Religious, and Regional Culture. UMI Research Press, 1990.

(3) Architecture and Landscape

Bourdier, Jean-Paul, and Trinh T. Minh-ha. Vernacular Architecture of West Africa: A World in Dwelling. Routledge, 2011.

Brunskill, R.W. Vernacular Architecture: Illustrated Handbook. Faber and Faber, 2000.

Carter, Thomas. Building Zion: The Material World of Mormon Settlement. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.

Glassie, Henry. Folk Housing in Middle Virginia: A Structural Analysis of Historic Artifacts. University Press of Tennessee, 1975.

Glassie, Henry. Vernacular Architecture. Indiana University Press, 2000.

Heath, Kingston Wm. The Patina of Place: The Cultural Weathering of a New England Industrial Landscape. University Press of Tennessee, 2001.

Martin, Charles E. Hollybush: Folk Building and Social Change in an Appalachian Community. University of Tennessee Press, 1993[1984].

Nabokov, Peter, and Robert Easton. Native American Architecture. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Pocius, Gerald. A Place to Belong: Community Order and Everyday Space in Calvert, Newfoundland. University of Georgia, 1991.

Roberts, Warren. Log Buildings of Southern Indiana. Trickster Press, 1984.

Upton, Dell, and John Vlach. Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture. University of Georgia, 1986.

Williams, Michael Ann. Homeplace: The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina. University of Georgia Press, 1991.

(4) Dress and Adornment


Bogatyrev, Petr. The Functions of Folk Costume in Moravian Slovakia. Mouton, 1971 [1937].

Shukla, Pravina. The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India. Indiana University Press, 2008.

Shukla, Pravina, Costume: Performing Identities through Dress. Indiana University Press, 2015.

(5) Foodways


Brown, Linda Keller, and Kay Mussell, eds. Ethnic and Regional Foodways in the United States: Performance of Group Identity. University of Tennessee Press, 1984.

Ferris, Marcie Cohen. Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South. University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Gutierrez, C. Page. Cajun Foodways. University Press of Mississippi, 1992.

Humphrey, Theodore C., and Lin T. Humphrey, eds. We Gather Today: Food and Festival in America Life. Utah State University Press, 1991.

Long, Lucy, Ed. Culinary Tourism. University Press of Kentucky, 2010.

Mintz, Sidney. Sweetness and Power: The Role of Sugar in Modern History. Penguin, 1986.

Wilson, David Scofield, and Angus Gillespie, eds. Rooted in America: Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables. The University of Tennessee Press, 1999.

(6) Art and Craft


Briggs, Charles. The Wood Carvers of Córdova, New Mexico: Social Dimensions of an Artistic "Revival". University of Tennessee Press, 1980.

Bronner, Simon. The Carver’s Art: Crafting Meaning from Wood. University Press of Kentucky, 1996.

Bunzel, Ruth L. The Pueblo Potter: A Study of Creative Imagination in Primitive Art. AMS Press, 1929.

Burrison, John. Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery. University of Georgia Press, 1983.

Glassie, Henry. The Potter's Art. Indiana University Press, 1999.

Hofer, Tamás, and Edit Fél. Hungarian Folk Art. Oxford University Press, 1979.

Hunt, Marjorie. The Stone Carvers: Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral. Smithsonian Institution, 1999.

Johnson, Geraldine. Weaving Rag Rugs: A Women’s Craft in Western Maryland.  University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

Kay, Jon. Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers. Indiana University Press, 2016.

Klein, Barbro, and Mats Widbom, eds. Swedish Folk Art: All Tradition is Change. Abrams, 1994.

Patterson, Daniel. The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry. The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

Rinzler, Ralph and Robert Sayers. The Meaders Family, North Georgia Potters. Smithsonian Institution, 1980.

Sayers, Robert, with Ralph Rinzler. The Korean Onggi Potter. Smithsonian Institution, 1987.

Thompson, Robert Farris. Black Gods and Kings. Indiana University Press, 1976.

Turner, Patricia A. Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African American Quilters. University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Zug, Charles. Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina. University of North Carolina, 1986. 

(7) Individual Artists and Artisans


Burrison, John. Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South. University of Georgia, 2000.

Burrison, John.   Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery. University of Georgia, 1983.

Carter, Tom ed. Images of an American Land: Vernacular Architecture in the Western United States. : University of New Mexico, 1997.

Evans, E. Estyn.   Irish Folk Ways. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1957.

Glassie, Henry .   Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States. University of Pennsylvania, 1968.

Glassie, Henry.   Turkish Traditional Art Today.   Indiana University Turkish Studies Series.   Indiana University, 1993.

Glassie, Henry. Material Culture. Indiana University, 1999.

Glassie, Henry. The Potter's Art. Indiana University; Material Culture, 1999.

Glassie, Henry. Vernacular Architecture. Indiana University; Material Culture, 2000.

Glassie, Henry. Art and Life in Bangladesh. Indiana University, 1997; Dhaka: Bangla Academy, 2000.

Glassie, Henry. Prince Twins Seven-Seven: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America. Indiana University Press, 2010.

Hunt, Marjorie. The Stone Carvers: Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral. Smithsonian Institution, 1999.

Jones, Michael Owen. Craftsman of the Cumberlands: Tradition and Creativity. University Press of Kentucky, 2003.

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland before the Holocaust. University of California Press, 2007.

Klein, Barbro, and Mats Widbom, eds. Swedish Folk Art: All Tradition is Change. Abrams, 1994.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude.   The Way of the Masks. Tr. by Sylvia Modelski. University of Washington, 1982.

Pocius, Gerald. A Place to Belong: Community Order and Everyday Space in Calvert, Newfoundland.  University of Georgia, 1991.

Rinzler, Ralph and Robert Sayers.   The Meaders Family, North Georgia Potters. Smithsonian Institution, 1980.

Roberts, Warren.   Log Buildings of Southern Indiana. Trickster Press, 1984.

Roberts, Warren.   Viewpoints on Folklife: Looking at the Overlooked. UMI Research Press, 1988.

Sayers, Robert.   The Korean Onggi Potter. Robert Sayers with Ralph Rinzler. Smithsonian Institution, 1987.

Shukla, Pravina. The Grace of Four Moons. Indiana University, 2008.

St. George, Robert, ed.   Material Life in America 1600-1860. Northeastern University, 1988.

Upton, Dell, and John Vlach .   Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture. University of Georgia, 1986.

Vlach, John. Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of Philip Simmons. 2nd ed. University of South Carolina, 1992.

Yoder, Don.   American Folklife. University of Texas, 1976.

Yoder, Don.   Discovering American Folklife: Studies in Ethnic, Religious, and Regional Culture. UMI Research Press, 1990.

Zug, Charles.   Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina. University of North Carolina, 1986.

C. Song and music

Abrahams, Roger.   A Singer and Her Songs:   Alameda Riddle's Book of Ballads. Music edited by George Foss. Louisiana State University, 1970.

Blacking, John. Venda Children's Songs: A Study in Ethnomusicological Analysis. Witwatersrand University, 1967.

Blacking, John.  How Musical Is Man? University of Washington, 1973.

Bronson, Bertrand.   The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads; With their Texts According to the Extant Records of Great Britain and America. Princeton University, 1959.

Brown, Mary Ellen.   Burns and Tradition. University of Illinois, 1984.  

Caffery, Joshua Clegg. Traditional Music in Coastal Louisiana. Louisiana State University, 2013.

Cochran, Robert. Singing in Zion: Music and Song in the Life of an Arkansas Family. University of Arkansas, 1999.

Coplan, David. In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants. University of Chicago, 1994.

Feld, Steven.   Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression. University of Pennsylvania, 1979.

Glassie, Henry, Edward Ives and John Szwed.   Folksongs and their Makers. Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1970.

Glassie, Henry, Clifford R. Murphy, and Douglas Dowling Peach. Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line. Dust-to-Digital, 2015.

Green, Archie. Only a Miner: Studies in Recorded Coal-Mining Songs . University of Illinois, 1972.

Harker, D.   Fakesong: The Manufacture of British "Folksong" 1700 to the Present Day.   Open University Press, 1985.

Hood, Mantle.   The Ethnomusicologist. McGraw-Hill, 1971.

Ives, Edward.   Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs. Indiana University, 1964.

Ives, Edward.   Joe Scott: The Woodsman-Songmaker. University of Illinois, 1978.

Keil, Charles.   Tiv Song. University of Chicago, 1979.

Korson, George. Minstrels of the Mine Patch. University of Pennsylvania, 1938.

List, George.   Music and Poetry in a Colombian Village: A Tri-Cultural Heritage. Indiana University, 1983.

Lomax, Alan. Folk Song Style and Culture. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1968.

Malone, Bill C. Country Music, U.S.A. University of Texas, 1968.

McAllester, David.   Enemy Way Music: A Study of Social and Esthetic Values As Seen in Navajo Music. Kraus Reprint, 1973.

McDowell, John. ¡Corrido! The Living Ballad of Mexico’s Western Coast. University of New Mexico, 2015.

Merriam, Alan.   The Anthropology of Music. Northwestern University, 1964.

Nettl, Bruno.   The Study of Ethnomusicology:   Twenty-Nine Issues and Concepts. University of Illinois, 1983.

Nketia, J. H. Kwabena.   The Music of Africa. W.   W. Norton, 1974.

Paredes, Américo and George Foss. The Décima on the Texas-Mexican Border. University of Texas, 1968.

Ritchie, Jean. Singing Family of the Cumberlands. Oxford University, 1955.

Rosenberg, Neil. Bluegrass: A History. University of Illinois, 1985.  

Seeger, Charles.   Studies in Musicology 1935-1975. University of California, 1977.

Sharp, Cecil James.    English Folksongs, Some Conclusions. Wadsworth, 1965. [revised 1970].  

Sharp, Cecil James, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. Oxford University, 1973.

Stone, Ruth. Let the Inside Be Sweet:   The Interpretation of Music Events among the Kpelle of Liberia. Indiana University, 1982.

Waterman, Christopher.    Juju:   A Social History and Ethnography of an African Popular Music. University of Chicago, 1990.

Wilgus, D. K.   Anglo-American Folksong Scholarship since 1898. Rutgers University, 1959.

D. Ritual, festival, and belief

Abrahams, Roger. The Man-of-Words in the West Indies: Performance and the Emergence of Creole Culture. Johns Hopkins University, 1983.

Babcock, Barbara, ed. The Reversible World: Symbolic Inversion in Art and Society. Cornell University, 1978.

Bakhtin, Mihail.   Rabelais and His World. Tr. by Helene Iswolsky. MIT, 1968.

Bricker, Victoria. Ritual Humor in Highland Chiapas. University of Texas, 1973.

Brown, Karen McCarthy. Mama Lola: A Vodou Princess in Brooklyn. University of California, 2001.

Cohen, Colleen, Richard Wilk, and Beverly Stoeltje, eds.  Beauty Queens on the Global Stage: Gender, Contests, and Power. Routledge,   1995.

Dundes, Alan, and Alessandro Falassi.   La Terra in Piazza: An Interpretation of the Palio of Siena. University of California, 1975.

Falassi, Alessandro ed. Time out of Time: Essays on the Festival. University of New Mexico, 1987.

Flores, Richard. Los Pastores: History and Performance in the Mexican Shepherd's Play of South Texas. Smithsonian Institution, 1995.

Foster, Michael. Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yôkai. University of California, 2009.

Glassie, Henry.    All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming. Indiana University, 1975.

Guss, David. The Festive State: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism as Cultural Performance. University of California, 2000.

Jackson, Jason. Yuchi Ceremonial Life: Performance, Meaning, and Tradition in a Contemporary American Indian Community . University of Nebraska in cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, 2003.

Levin, Lawrence.    Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom. Oxford University, 1977.

Nájera-Ramírez, Olga. Haciendo Patria : Charrería and the Formation of a Transnational Mexican Community . CLRC, University of California at Santa Cruz, Chicano/Latino Research Center, 1997.

Noyes, Dorothy. Fire on the Plaça: Catalan Festival Politics after Franco. University of Pennsylvania, 2003.

Titon, Jeff, et al., eds.   Powerhouse for God: Speech, Chant, and Song in an Appalachian Baptist Church. University of Texas, 1988.

Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. Aldine de Gruyter, 1995.

Wiggins, William. O Freedom!: Afro-American Emancipation Celebrations. University of Tennessee, 1987.