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  • 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...

  • The Vampire Bookby

    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... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Race, Oppression and the Zombieby Christopher M. Moreman; Cory James Rushton

    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...

  • Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Storiesby Dianne de Las Casas; Zarah C. Gagatiga

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 40.00

    Celebrate the unique diversity and vibrancy of the Philippines through an in-depth exploration of the stories, traditions, songs, crafts, and recipes of the many different regions of the country. more...

  • The Girl's Guide to Werewolvesby Barb Karg

    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...

  • The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Irelandby Blackwell Amy Hackney

    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...