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Folklore relating to private life,Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.

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  • Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head - The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes & Storiesby Liz Evers

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales now thought too scary for little ones with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... more...

  • From Girl to Goddessby Valerie Estelle Frankel

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

    Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood, battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Scotland and Africa reveal heroines who battle... more...

  • A Companion to Folkloreby Regina F. Bendix; Galit Hasan-Rokem

    Wiley 2012; US$ 214.95

    A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays... more...

  • Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Taleby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on... more...

  • A World of Others' Wordsby Richard Bauman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Drawing on his work in Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, North America, Ghana, and Fiji, linguistic anthropologist and folklorist Richard Bauman presents a series of ethnographic case studies that offer a sparkling look at intertextuality as communicative practice. A fascinating perspective on intertextuality: the idea that written and spoken texts speak... more...

  • Of Corpseby Peter Narvaez

    Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 20.95

    Laughter, contemporary theory suggests, is often aggressive in some manner and may be prompted by a sudden perception of incongruity combined with memories of past emotional experience. Given this importance of the past to our recognition of the comic, it follows that some "traditions" dispose us to ludic responses. The studies in Of Corpse:... more...

  • Women at the Beginningby Patrick J. Geary

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical, classical,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife [2 volumes]by Pauline Greenhill; Liz Locke; Theresa Vaughan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 199.95

    From the stone age to the cyber age, women and men have experienced the world differently. Out of a cosmos of goddesses and she-devils, earth mothers and madonnas, witches and queens, saints and whores, a vast body of women's folklore has come into bloom. International in scope and drawing on more than 130 expert contributors, this encyclopedia reviews... more...

  • Folklore and the Internetby Trevor J. Blank

    Utah State University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    A pioneering examination of the folkloric qualities of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related digital media. These stuidies show that folk culture, sustained by a new and evolving vernacular, has been a key, since the Internet's beginnings, to language, practice, and interaction online. Users of many sorts continue to develop the Internet as a significant... more...

  • Wise Womenby Suzanne I. Barchers; Leann Mullineaux

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 42.00

    Strong women who prevail and triumph using their intelligence, courage, or resourcefulness are celebrated in this gathering of stories for all ages. It features legends, folklore, and fairy tales from such far-flung places as the Punjab, Africa, China, Japan, the Middle East, and Europe and from places close at hand-Hawaii, New England, and the Ozarks.... more...