Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World
Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World publishes the first books of scholars working in folklore studies. The series emphasizes the interdisciplinary and international nature of current folklore scholarship. Series volumes can highlight such aspects of folklore studies as world folk cultures, folk art and music, foodways, dance, ethnic studies, gender and queer studies, and popular culture. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series is a collaborative venture of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.
An annual day-long workshop, part of the American Folklore Society annual meeting, offers first-time authors a chance to work closely with editors and mentoring folklore experts in developing their book projects for the series.
Proposals for the series and workshop are accepted each year between January 1 and April 1. Full details available on the FSMW website: http://www.press.uillinois.edu/fls/.
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If You Don't Laugh You'll Cry
The Occupational Humor of White Wisconsin Prison Workers
“Drawing on decades of personal experience, a dozen years of sustained field research, and a wealth of pertinent studies across a range of disciplines, Claire Schmidt offers what is at once a deeply humanistic ethnography of prison workers and the finest extant study of any occupation’s folk humor.”
—James P. Leary, author of So Ole Says to Lena: Folk Humor of the Upper Midwest
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Somali Bantu Teenage Refugees in America
“Throughout the United States, both large and small cities host resettled refugees, with all the attendant challenges pertaining to education, employment, and social interaction. Sandra Grady’s outstanding book should interest a readership well beyond scholars of ethnography.”
—Erika Brady, author of Healing Logics: Culture and Medicine in Modern Health Belief System
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Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century
The Last Laugh
Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age
Trevor J. Blank