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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
A unique description and analysis of the domains and genres of UAE folklore, including folk customs and beliefs, traditional arts and crafts, folk dances, folk narratives and proverbs. Challenging the established meaning of folklife, this volume also deals with folklore in public life, in the mass media, in education and in politics. more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19
Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales – now thought too scary for little ones – with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Monsters, lunatics, vampires, werewolves, evil doll and suicide dogs, stones entombing bodies, faces appearing in walls, curses and meetings with the devil - all this and more are contained within this book of Scottish urban legends. Now, for the first time, folklorists and storytellers Grace Banks and Sheena Blackhall explore these intriguing tales.... more...
- Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 19.99
There are many collections of African oral traditions, but few as carefully organized as The Uncoiling Python. Harold Scheub, one of the world?s leading scholars of African oral traditions and folklore, explores the ways in which oral traditions have served to combat and subvert colonial domination in South Africa. From the time colonial forces... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99
Professor Stanley Feldman decided to write his memoirs when, in 2008, he was pronounced dead. Fortunately, however, this was not by one of his fellow doctors but instead by an Australian medical journal?prompting much shock the next time he visited his friends down under! He has been a doctor with the NHS for over 60 years now, and has presided over... more...
Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia ResourcesABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00
Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99
This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...