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- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 120.00
Animals appear not just as biological creatures, but as vehicles of meaning for human imagination, mind and culture. Animal life may form the basis for an animalizing imagination that can enhance our cultural, religious and aesthetic sensibilities. This imagination is rooted in the pre-modern affective relationship between shamans and their familiars,... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 126.00
This highly engaging volume by one of Korea?s leading scholars of comparative provides a valuable introduction to centuries-old beliefs, myths and folk tales relating to Cosmology and Flood, Birth and Agriculture, Messengers of the Underworld, Shamans, Disease, Good Fortune, Love and Family, Gods of Village Shrines, and Heroes. 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...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2011; US$ 12.99
The folklore of Canada?s oldest region is explored in this intriguing and entertaining collection. While some of these beliefs are specific to Atlantic Canada, others are known the world over. The book also surveys local celebrities, revealing the superstitions held in their various fields or childhoods. Author Allan Lynch recalls home remedies administered... more...
- F+W Media 2009; 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...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 12.95
The magic and mystery of Ireland has been passed down from family to family for generations. This rich history has journeyed across the ocean and lives on in colorful stories told by those who treasure their Irish heritage. From the lives of ancient Celts to the history of Irish stepdancing, this unique and authoritative guide dispels the myths and... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1964; US$ 9.95
“?Of special value to all who are concerned with the study of comparative folklore? an entertaining dip into Hawaiian mythology?For all who enjoy or who study folklore, the republican of these books will be welcomed.? --South China Morning Post Hawaiian Legends of Ghost and Ghost-Gods is a series of richly entertaining Hawaiian tales. The legends... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1991; US$ 9.95
"A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader. Until now, long out of print." --The Honolulu Advertiser In bringing together this collection of Hawaiian legends, the author of this little book has conferred a great favor upon all those residents of... more...