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Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition

by Ruth B. Bottigheimer University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

"Fairy Godfather: Straparola, Venice, and the Fairy Tale Tradition makes the case that the fairy tale, far from rising from the ground as a rural folk tradition, was invented by a city-bound sixteenth-century...


Women's Folklore, Women's Culture

by Rosan A. Jordan & Susan J. Kalcik University of Pennsylvania Press (December 08, 2015)

The essays in Women's Folklore, Women's Culture focus on women performers of folklore and on women's genre of folklore. Long ignored, women's folklore is often collaborative and frequently is enacted in the...


New Age Capitalism: Making Money East of Eden

by Kimberly J. Lau University of Pennsylvania Press (November 10, 2015)

New Age Capitalism examines how "Eastern" and other non-Western traditions have been coopted by Western capitalism.


The Terror That Comes in the Night: An Experience-Centered Study of Supernatural Assault Traditions

by David J. Hufford University of Pennsylvania Press (May 05, 2015)

A bold step forward in our understanding of parapsychological phenomena, this is the first scholarly investigation of the "incubus" experience.


Fairy Tales and Society: Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm

by Ruth B. Bottigheimer University of Pennsylvania Press (December 05, 2014)

This collection of exemplary essays by internationally recognized scholars examines the fairy tale from historical, folkloristic, literary, and psychoanalytical points of view. For generations of children and...