Lisa Gabbert is associate professor in the Department of English at Utah State University. She is a specialist in Folklore Studies. Her research interests include landscape and place, festivity and play, and medical folklore. Her work has appeared in the Journal of American Folklore, CUR Quarterly, Western Folklore, Contemporary Legend, Midwestern Folklore, Folklore Forum, and other publications. Her book, entitled Winter Carnival in a Western Town: Identity, Change and the Good of the Community examines festival and socioeconomic change was published by Utah State University Press in 2011.
Exploring Local Communities: Conducting Ethnographic Research in Folklore Studies, CUR Quarterly (2010)
The Complexities of Community in Grant County: What I Learned about Folklore from Traditional Arts Indiana, Midwestern Folklore (2009)
McCall’s Winter Carnival: Folklore in Snow, Idaho Yesterdays (2008)
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Distanciation and the Recontextualization of Space: Finding One’s Way in a Small Western Community, Journal of American Folklore (2007)
In the 1990s, the city of McCall, Idaho, and the surrounding region implemented the Rural...
Situating the Local by Inventing the Global: Community Festival and Social Change, Western Folklore (2007)
Winter Carnival in a Western Town: Identity, Change, and the Good of the Community, “For the Good of the Community”: Identity, Conflict and Change in a Western Winter Carnival (2011)
Folklore and Folk Arts in Idaho: An Educational Resource Guide, Folklore and Folk Arts in Idaho: An Educational Resource Guide (1997)
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