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- Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available
This collection of essays explores the historical importance and imaginative richness of Scotlands extensive contribution to modes of traditional culture and expression: ballads, tales and storytelling, and song. Its underlying aim is to bring about a more dynamic and inclusive understanding of Scottish culture. Rooted in literary history and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney's sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends? The Power of the Bull discusses mankind's enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. Bull cults proliferated... more...
- University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95
Were it simply a collection of fascinating, previously unpublished folktales, Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales would merit praise and attention because of its cultural rather than political approach to Palestinian studies. But it is much more than this. By combining their respective expertise in English literature and anthropology,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00
A guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and an annotated bibliography. It covers library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 59.99
This text applies the methods and theories of cognitive psychology to the study of oral traditions. The author elaborates on three structural devices that appear in oral traditions: those consisting of meaning; those using imagery; and those in which sound pattern is predominant. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99
Feinberg compiles historical narratives from the island of Anuta, an isolated and largely traditional community in the eastern Solomon Islands. He includes both the original texts and the translations, and his annotations provide essential ethnographic and historical context that clarify linguistic and cultural issues. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 59.99
This work takes the narrative technique of "storytracking", as practised by Australian aboriginal peoples, and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The author proposes to get as close as possible to the perceptions and beliefs of the peoples by expunging European interpretation. more...