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Folk literature (General), Including folktales, legends

  • African American Folktalesby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 70.00

    Gathers together nearly 50 of the most important African American folktales along with introductions and suggestions for further reading. more...

  • Ancient Symbology in Fantasy Literatureby William Indick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Archetypal symbols in ancient myths as well as the folktales, nursery stories, and fairytales of the Middle Ages are the blueprints of modern fantasy literature. This book explores the modern dreamscape of present-day fantasy, using the ancient myths and traditional fairytales as guides and shining the light of psychological insight onto every symbolic... more...

  • The Anthropology of Texts, Persons and Publicsby Karin Barber

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thought-provoking study of the relationship between verbal and oral texts and their role in society. more...

  • Breaking the Magic Spellby Jack Zipes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2002; US$ 25.00

    This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investigating oral folk tales in their socio-political context and traces their evolution into literary fairy... more...

  • The Celtic Breeze: Stories of the Otherworld from Scotland, Ireland, and Walesby Heather McNeil; Nancy Chien-Eriksen

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 40.00

    Delve into a world of kelpies, mermaids, selkies, ghosts, warlords, and fairies. This collection gives you Celtic tales, previously unrecorded or only found in obscure compilations. Mostly collected by the author on her ancestral home of the Isle of Barra in the Hebrides, these lesser-known tales from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are supported by... more...

  • Cinderellaby Judy Sierra

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 39.95

    The stories of a Cinderella character go far beyond the familiar tales of Perrault and Grimm. Author Judy Sierra presents 24 versions that represent a broad range of cultures and geographical areas, styles, with variations on the theme of the persecuted heroine (or occasionally hero) who emerges victorious, regardless of the circumstances. Each version... more...

  • Collecting Collaborationby Dr Nick Ellis; Dr Paul Hibbert

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book aims to explore the uses of stories as data by researchers into inter-organizational collaboration and the kinds of insights gained in such “storied” approaches. It is generally agreed that, at their most foundational, stories are a way of sense-making, a way of understanding a present, preserving or changing a past and dreaming... more...

  • Contemporary Legendby Gillian Bennett; Paul Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    "First Published in 1996, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company." more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    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...

  • Dictionary of Plant Loreby D.C. Watts

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 63.95

    Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve... more...