Out of the Ordinary

Folklore and the Supernatural

edited by Barbara Walker

"[A] fine collection of essays which makes an important contribution to the existing literature on popular belief, and is adaptable for class use and accessible to the general reader."

Western Folklore


This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary.

Among the contributors are Shelley Adler, David Hufford, Barre Toelken, and Gillian Bennett.

Barbara Walker is former assistant director of the Fife Folklore Archives at Utah State University.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $25.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-196-2
  • Ebook Price: $20.95
  • 30-day ebook rental price: $5.99
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-320-1
  • Publication Year: 1995
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Barbara Walker
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-196-2