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- NYU Press 1995; US$ 22.95
In her compendious study, [of the folktale of the runaway wife] Leavy argues that the contradictory claims of nature and culture are embodied in the legendary figure of the swan maiden, a woman torn between the human and bestial worlds. -- The New York Times Book Review This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale,... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00
R.W. Brednich, the principal editor of the Encyclopedia of the Fairy Tale and best-selling author of legendary tales, presents 26 cultural historical studies that specifically address medial aspects of the European tradition of songs, stories, and images from early modernity to the present time. As key examples of transmission, they... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse?s crucially important work, Le style oral . As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95
In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
The central tale studied in Turandot?s Sisters , first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests are examined to see what motifs from the tales are... more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 38.00
Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00
The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studiestwo subjects seldom theorized togethersignals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the question of the animal, challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 27.50
A detailed analysis of the determination process of various materials made of animal origin more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 65.80
Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon... more...