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- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Wales is especially rich in the folklore of place, which this collection of tales traditionally handed down through the generations by word of mouth illustrate. They include local legends, folk tales, stories of magic and mystery and stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Fluent in both the languages of Wales, the author has collected... more...
- University Press of Colorado 1986; US$ 25.95
Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
As Caribbean communities become more international, clinicians and scholars must develop new paradigms for understanding treatment preferences and perceptions of illness. Despite evidence supporting the need for culturally appropriate care and the integration of traditional healing practices into conventional health and mental health care systems,... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05
In the olden days, after a day?s work in the farms, chil?dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com?pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy by joining in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00
American folklife is steeped in world cultures, or invented as new culture, always evolving, yet often practiced as it was created many years or even centuries ago. This fascinating encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America - from barn raisings to the Internet, tattoos, and Zydeco - through expressions that... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
Take a walk through the heart of Ireland in the entertaining company of professional storyteller Doreen McBride as she recounts local tales, ancient and modern, of County Louth. You will hear of the doomed love of Lassara and her harpist who haunt the waters of Carlingford Lough, of the origin of the River Boyne and of the jumping church at Kildemock.... 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...
- 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...