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  • Folkloreby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 175.00

    A comprehensive two-volume reference set providing an overview of the study of folkore, this text comprises over 200 articles contributed by European and North American scholars. more...

  • Memory in Oral Traditionsby David C. Rubin

    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...

  • American Regional Folkloreby Terry Ann Mood-Leopold

    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...

  • Oral Traditions of Anutaby Richard Feinberg

    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...

  • Storytrackingby Sam D. Gill

    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...

  • Storytelling in a Liminal Timeby Dr Boria Sax

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    This e-book discusses the increased emphasis on storytelling in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. In the post-industrial world, storytelling is again assuming the central role it had in pre-industrial times imposing structure on the chaos of experience. more...

  • Ghosts & Monstersby Jason Page

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 11.95

    Did you know that the terryfing tale of Dracula was inspired by a man who drank his enemies' blood? Or that huge, scary monsters have been spotted on lonely mountain tops? Journey into the weird world of bloodsucking vampires, freaky phantoms, and mysterious monsters. Colorful photographs, astounding statistics, and challenging quizzes highlight... more...

  • The Snow Lion's Turquoise Maneby Surya Das

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.99

    This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet ? most never before translated into English. These captivating stories, legends and yarns ? passed orally from teacher to student ? capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still-living oral tradition. Magical, whimsical, witty... more...

  • African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performanceby Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This work develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. By returning the African knowledge system back to its roots and placing it side by side with Western paradigms, Na'Allah has produced a text that will be required reading for scholars and students of African culture and literature.... more...

  • Traditional Medicineby Steven B Kayne

    Pharmaceutical Press 2009; US$ 57.00

    The World Health Organization has acknowledged that the majority of people living in developing countries continue to use traditional medicine. Increased levels of immigration and migration also mean that health professionals are more likely to come into contact with patients using them. Traditional Medicine is therefore a vital and timely book which... more...