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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    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$ 120.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Magical Tales of the Forest (ePub)by Kerrie Erwin

    White Feather Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    Professional psychic medium Kerrie Erwin’s 'Magical Tales of the Forest' is for the young and the young at heart. The characters come to life and dance across the page with joy and delight in the three tales. Tale one involves the elemental spirits of our world and the struggle between the forces of light and darkness. The highly spirited... more...

  • Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählenby Carsten Gansel; Dirk Vanderbeke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 139.93

    Das aktuelle Spektrum der Literaturwissenschaft ist durch eine komparatistische und kulturwissenschaftliche Öffnung mit mannigfachen interdisziplinären Anschlüssen gekennzeichnet. Die Reihe spectrum Literaturwissenschaft versteht sich als Forum dieser pluralistischen Neuformierung der Literaturwissenschaft; sie präsentiert Studien... more...

  • Black Cats and Evil Eyesby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Presents a collection that investigates the origins of our old-fashioned superstitions. This title sets these superstitions in their historical context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. more...

  • From the Forestby Sara Maitland

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 27.99

    Fairy tales are one of our earliest cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke similar sensations: At times they are beautiful and magical, at others spooky and sometimes horrifying. Maitland argues that the terrain of these fairy tales are intimately connected to the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils.... more...

  • Tradition in the Twenty-First Centuryby Trevor J. Blank; Robert Glenn Howard

    Utah State University Press 2013; US$ 23.00

     In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century , eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources of tradition and accounting for the conceptual boundaries of tradition, but in the modern era, expanded means of communication, research,... more...

  • Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Taleby Jack Zipes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    " Explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideological relationship to domination and oppression. Tales such as Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and... more...

  • Stories of Our Livesby Frank de Caro

    Utah State University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro?s personal life and years of field research as a folklorist,... more...