Opening with a critical appreciation of Alan Dundes (M. Carroll) and Dundes's own cross-cultural study of the cockfight, Volume 18 includes chapters on psychoanalysis and Hindu sexual fantasies (W. Doniger); the modern folk tale "The Boyfriend's Death" (M. Carroll); a gruesome Eskimo bedtime story (R. Boyer); the homosexual implications of Argentinean soccer (M. Suarez-Orozco); and the symbolism of a Malaysian religious festival (E. Fuller).
1. Alan Dundes: An Introduction, Carroll 2. Gallus as Phallus: A Psychoanalytic Cross-Cultural Consideration of the Cockfight as Fowl Play, Dundes 3. Folklore and Psychoanalysis: Another Look at "The Boyfriend's Death", Carroll 4. When a Lingam Is Just a Good Cigar: Psychoanalysis and Hindu Sexual Fantasies, Doniger 5. Of the Usurper's Ears, the Demon's Toes, and the Ayatollah's Fingers, Omidsalar 6. Spatial Symbolism in Southern Spain, Brandes 7. "Sweet Dreams, My Daughters": An Alaskan Eskimo Bedtime Story, Boyer 8. A Phantom Fairy Tale, Among Others, Along Sigmund Freud's Intellectual Itinerary, Ginsburg 9. Black Hamlet: A Case of "Psychic Vivisection"? Dubow 10. A Psychoanalytic Study of Argentine Soccer, Suarez-Orozco 11. Interpretation by Allomotifs, Holbek 12. The Forging of the Sampo and Its Capture: The Oedipus Complex of Adolescence in Finnish Folklore, Haegglund 13. Pierced by Murugan's Lance: The Symbolism of Vow Fulfillment, Fuller 14. The Problem of Mourning in Jewish History, Falk 15. Sensible Beasts: Psychoanalysis, Structuralism, and the Analysis of Myth, Morton 16. Mythology into Metapsychology: Freud's Misappropriation of Romanticism, Merkur 17. Freud, Goethe, and Origen: The Duality and Slaying of Moses, Rice 18. Fairy Tales Si, Myths No: Bruno Bettelheim's Antithesis, Segal 19. Christian Messianism, Meissner 20. Sacrificial Immortality: Toward a Theory of Suicidal Terrorism and Related Phenomena, Hazani 21. Self-Analysis, Applied Analysis, and Analytic Fieldwork: A Discussion of Methodology in Psychoanalytic Interdisciplinary Research, Sonnenberg