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Ellis, Bill 1950-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 3,130 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  History  Controversial literature  Archives 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BF1548, 914.2
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Most widely held works by Bill Ellis
Raising the devil : Satanism, new religions, and the media by Bill Ellis ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Raising the Devil reveals how the Christian Pentecostal movement, right-wing conspiracy theories, and an opportunistic media turned grassroots folk traditions into the Satanism scare of the 1980s." "During the mid-twentieth century, devil worship was seen as merely an isolated practice of medieval times. But by the 1980s, many influential experts in clinical medicine and in law enforcement were proclaiming that satanic cults were widespread and dangerous. By examining the broader context for alleged "cult" activity, Bill Ellis demonstrates how the image of contemporary Satanism emerged during the 1970s."
Lucifer ascending : the occult in folklore and popular culture by Bill Ellis ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The success of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series sparked a spirited backlash from America's Christian fundamentalists. Potter may be fiction, these commentators argued, but his occultist practices are dangerous and real - and tempting to impressionable young minds."
The global grapevine : why rumors of terrorism, immigration, and trade matter by Gary Alan Fine ( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""A flat world allows bad ideas to travel faster. Using illustrations ranging from the history of the vampire to modern rumors about terrorism, Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis explain what happens when cultures collide, and they make you a smarter citizen of an increasingly connected world. If you want to spot the next whopper that appears in your in-box (or springs from the mouth of a television commentator) this book is essential."--. Chip Heath, author of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" ""In this readable, insightful book, Fine and Ellis offer a tight analysis of loose talk. They show how seemingly unrelated rumors-9-11 conspiracy theories, warnings about dangerous imported goods, and stories about stolen body parts-reveal a common theme: many people's discomfort regarding their growing experience with and exposure to what strikes them as foreign. Other analysts may cheer that the world is shrinking and getting flatter, but the stories we tell one another suggest that globalization remains pretty scary for lots of folks."--Joel Best, author of Stat-Sporting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data" ""This is a brilliant piece of cultural criticism. Fine and Ellis rigorously scrutinize the rampant paranoid rumors of our time, explaining how and why these fantasies form, what they mean, and how we should deal with them. Everyone who listens to talk radio or uses the Internet should read this book."--Jan Harold Brunvand, author of Encyclopedia of Urban Legends"--Jacket
Aliens, ghosts, and cults : legends we live by Bill Ellis ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters, 1853-1855 by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters, 1856-1857 by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks, 1853-1856 by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks. [ by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English notebooks, 1853-1860 by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The consular letters, 1853-1857 by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The centenary edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bill Ellis papers by Bill Ellis ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Collection contains printouts of emails and correspondence with Jan H. Brunvand
Papers of the centenary edition of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection consists of the working papers of the centenary edition of Hawthorne published by the Ohio State University Press. According to William Charvat in a document within the collection dated November 18, 1964, this centenary edition is "the first edition of a major American writer to be based on a full and rigorous use of modern textual principles ; the first for which all relevant texts are collated ... ; and the first to use the Hinman collating machine. This edition has set the standards for all other editions now in progress or planned for the future. The project was born in a conversation between William Charvat and Roy Harvey Pearce at Ohio State in 1960, when it was observed that the centenary of Hawthorne's death was to be 1964." Volume I, The Scarlet letter, was published in 1962. Volume XXIII, Miscellaneous prose and verse, was published in 1994
Bill Ellis research collection on contemporary legends by Bill Ellis ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This collection contains primarily books, pamphlets, booklets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings about topics of contemporary legends, including the occult, paranormal, religious and phenomena of extra-terrestrial origin, crop circles, animal mutilation, and other UFO-related phenomena
 
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