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  • King Brown Countryby Russell Skelton

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    Award-winning journalist Russell Skelton presents a devastatingly revealing portrait of Papunya, a Western Desert community that once showed such promise, now a community in severe crisis. more...

  • Southern Appalachian Storytellersby Saundra Gerrell Kelley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    To be from Appalachia--to be at home there and to love it passionately--informs the narratives of each of the sixteen storytellers featured in this work. Their stories are rich in the lore of the past, deeply influenced by family, especially their grandparents, and the ancient mountains they saw every day of their lives as they were growing up. more...

  • Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art,by Ph.D. Charlie T. McCormick; Kimberly A. Kennedy-White

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 280.00

    Folklore plays an instrumental role in defining the identity of every culture in the world. While great diversity exists among folklore across different nationalities and geographic areas, folklore concepts and recurring themes are surprisingly consistent across human civilization, such as the striking similarities in animal-character based folk stories.| more...

  • The Fairy Taleby Steven Jones Swann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    One of the best known and enduring genres, the fairy fales origins extend back to the preliterate oral societies of the ancient world. This books surveys its history and traces its evolution into the form we recognized today. Jones Builds on the work of folklorist and critics to provide the student with a stunning, lucid overview of the genre and... more...

  • Following Traditionby Simon Bronner

    Utah State University Press 1998; US$ 20.95

    Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition—"one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage"—in Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness."... more...

  • Japanese Demon Loreby Noriko Reider

    Utah State University Press 2010; US$ 25.95

    Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute... more...

  • Braaaiiinnnsss!by Robert Smith?

    University of Ottawa Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    In the fight against zombies, our most important weapons are our brains. It's time to unleash them. more...

  • The Vampire Bookby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 19.99

    Vampires have always fascinated and frightened, and now their reach goes beyond horror-flick fans. Teens the world over have fallen under the spell of these mysterious, blood-sucking, and oh-so-alluring beings! From Buffy to Twilight, vampire fans have gotten smarter and savvier, and this is the book for them. Learn how vampires live, how they avoid... more...

  • Cultural Heritages as Reflexive Traditionsby Professor Ullrich Kockel; Professor Máiréad Nic Craith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • The Animalizing Imaginationby Dr Alan Bleakley

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 114.00

    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...