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Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece Awarded Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize - Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is very pleased to announce that Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective, by Evy Johanne Håland, has been awarded the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize by the American Folklore Society (AFS).


Each year, the Women’s Section of the AFS awards two prizes in honour of pioneering scholar Elli Köngäs-Maranda. The prizes recognize superior work on women’s traditional, vernacular, or local culture and/or feminist theory and folklore.

The Women’s Section of the AFS was convened more than 25 years ago, as folklorists (primarily women) felt the need to meet other feminists, and to address the lack of serious study of women's issues in the field of folklore.

Thanks to the work of these first section members, and those that have followed, feminist contributions to the study of folklore are no longer rare or overlooked. With more than 200 section members, the Women's Section is a substantial force in the American Folklore Society.

The prizes awarded annually by the Women’s Section of the AFS are in honour of the internationally renowned feminist folklorist Elli-Kaija Köngäs-Maranda, who was born in Finland in 1932. She held various research positions, and taught at the University of British Columbia (1970-1976) and at Laval University from 1976 until her premature death in 1982. She was elected a Fellow of the American Folklore Society in 1978. Academically, she was known for her structural analysis of traditional culture, demonstrating precision and mathematical intellect, but also for her eloquent writing. To her friends, colleagues, students, and acquaintances she was known for her personal warmth, lack of snobbery, and love of Finnish poetry.


To celebrate this award, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective. To redeem your discount, simply enter the promotional code AWARD17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2017.


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