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  • Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Powerby Mohammed Maarouf

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    This book is much more than an analysis of the schema of domination and submission as it is played out in the social drama of jinn eviction. It is also a source of information on the history and mythology of a saintly lineage, on the day to day running of a pilgrimage centre, on popular Islam, and on traditional conceptions of jinn possession. more...

  • Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbookby D. Ashliman

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00

    Just about everyone is familiar with folk and fairy tales. Children learn about them from parents, teachers, and other adults, while researchers study these tales at colleges and universities. At the same time, folk and fairy tales are inseparable from everyday life and popular culture. Movies, music, art, and literature offer imaginative retellings... more...

  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genres Readerby Elliott Oring

    Utah State University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Compiled to accompany the best-selling textbook, Folk Groups and Folklore Genres: An Introduction, the selections in this anthology extend the discussion in diverse directions, alert the reader to new problems, and introduce alternative perspectives. The essays include folklore classics and recent works, and are organized in sections that correspond... more...

  • Monsters and the Monstrousby Niall Scott

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Story Biz Handbookby Dianne De Las Casas

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    This dynamite book merges the yin and yang of storytelling and business. Beginning with wonderful tips and advice about the art and presentation of storytelling, this is a complete resource about how to build a storytelling career. more...

  • Suchen - Verführungby Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen; Rolf Wilhelm Brednich; Doris Boden; Kurt Ranke

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 285.56

    Collected volume of studies on the stage representation of Jews in European theatre between 1830 and 1940. The way in which Jews are represented on the stage stretches between the poles of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism on the one side and Jewish renaissance and Zionism on the other. The individual studies all consider the boundary conditions given... more...

  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genresby Elliott Oring

    Utah State University Press 1986; US$ 25.95

    Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses... more...

  • Zombies Are Usby Christopher M. Moreman; Cory James Rushton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    On the surface, the zombie seems the polar opposite of the human--they are the living dead; we, in essence, are the dying alive. But the zombie is also "us." Although decaying, it looks like us, dresses like us, and sometimes (if rarely) acts like us. In this volume, essays by scholars from a range of disciplines examine the zombie as a thematic... more...

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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    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...