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- 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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 54.95
“ A Companion to Folklore is nothing if not international, and this quality alone distinguishes it from most earlier reference works and makes it an important resource for the field.” - Western Folklore “Nearly all college and university libraries will want this book. Summing Up: Essential." - Choice “This... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95
“Richard Bauman, one of the world’s foremost scholars of folkloric texts and performances, is here at the peak of his career. From street cries in a Mexican market to Icelandic folktales, from practical jokes in rural Texas to the yarns of Nova Scotia fishermen, this book takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the words through which people... more...
- 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: Death... more...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 30.00
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...