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Folklore, People, and Places


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Introduction: Mapping the Territory

PART I: Re-making and Re-shaping the Past

    • Rebuilding The Sacred Union with Basque Fountains and Springs by María Martínez Pisón
    • Bedecked in Ribbons and Bows: Dressed Trees as Markers of Heritage, Hope, and Faith in Southern England by Ethan Doyle White
    • ‘Unite and Unite, and Let Us All Unite’: The Social Role of the Calendar Custom in English Communities by Sophie Parkes-Nield
    • ‘The spik o the place’: dialect and its place in the folkloric cultures and traditions of North-East Scotland by Peter H. Reid
    • Folklore, Story and Place: An Irish Tradition with Vast Touristic Value by Shane Broderick
  • PART II: Folklore and Indigenous Landscapes

    • Sacred Anishinaabeg Folklore: Okikendawt Mnisiing, the Island of the Sacred Kettles by Renée E. Mazinegiizhigoo-kwe Bédard
    • Break in the Reef of Time: An Indigenous Science approach to the Olowalu petroglyphs on Maui by Apela Colorado and Ryan Hurd
    • Creating La Cuna del Folklore Nacional: The Colonization of Indigenous Celebrations, Legends, and Landscapes in Nicaraguan State Heritage Tourism by Paul Edward Montgomery Ramírez
    • Tasting the Intangible: Examples of Communication from Sápmi by Kajsa G. Åberg and Doris A. Carson
    • Wildness Makes This World by Matthew Cowan
  • PART III: Reimagining folklore in a globalised world: tourism, placemaking and re-enchantment

  • A City Made of Stories: Re-enchantment and Narrative Placemaking in Madrid by Leticia Cortina Aracil
  • The Folklore of the Subterranean: The Spectres of the Underground in Dudley Tourist Sites by Sian MacFarlane
  • Ghosts, Extraterrestrials and (Re-)Enchantment: Possibilities and Challenges in Post-Secular Tourism by Eva Kingsepp
  • Mythical Park: Reflections on Folklore, its Natural Environment and Tourism by Katja Hrobat Virloget
  • Virtually Haunted Places: Armchair Ghost Tours Through Weird Space by Alicia Edwards-Boon
  • Concluding Remarks: Exploring Further

    About the Author

    Jack Hunter, PhD, is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, and a tutor with the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where he is lead tutor on the MA in Ecology and Spirituality and teaches on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

    Rachael Ironside, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at Robert Gordon University, Scotland. Her research interests focus on the role of supernatural folklore, and how it impacts our experience and understanding of place and cultural heritage.

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