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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
Drawing on anthropological fieldwork, this book presents case studies illustrating the re-conceptualization of heritages and traditions in selected locations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The authors review the importance of oral traditions as markers of identity and consider competing narratives of heritage in postcolonial societies. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
The figure of the zombie is a familiar one in world culture, acting as a metaphor for "the other," a participant in narratives of life and death, good and evil, and of a fate worse than death--the state of being "undead." This book explores the phenomenon from its roots in Haitian folklore to its evolution on the silver screen and... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 9.95
The good news is: He's tall, dark, and handsome. The bad news is: He's short-tempered, a bit hairy, and has a tendency to howl at the full moon. . . . Which makes bringing him home to meet mom and dad a bit difficult. How do you expect him to meet the family when he's shedding on the furniture and sharpening his nails? Will he have more in... more...
- White Feather Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99
Professional psychic medium Kerrie Erwins 'Magical Tales of the Forest' is for the young and the young at heart. The characters come to life and dance across the page with joy and delight in the three tales. Tale one involves the elemental spirits of our world and the struggle between the forces of light and darkness. The highly spirited... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
The essays collected in this volume highlight the narrative as a phenomenon inherent in human nature. They examine the likely purpose of artistic and literary expression and its contribution to survival in an early human environment. They also consider the developing interest in shaping experience through the narrative, and investigate the consequent... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Presents a collection that investigates the origins of our old-fashioned superstitions. This title sets these superstitions in their historical context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 28.00
Fairy tales are one of our earliest cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke similar sensations: At times they are beautiful and magical, at others spooky and sometimes horrifying. Maitland argues that the terrain of these fairy tales are intimately connected to the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils.... more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 37.50
Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00
First thought to be divine, animals have played an active role in human culture since prehistoric times. Even today, animals wield powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them. From ants to tigers, the entries in this volume weave together a tapestry encompassing mythology, history and art. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...