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  • Folktales of Newfoundland (RLE Folklore)by Herbert Halpert; J.D.A. Widdowson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 230.00

    This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in... more...

  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)by Marcel Jousse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse?s crucially important work, Le style oral . As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse... more...

  • A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The popular appeal of the ballad is perennial, and few literary genres give so much pleasure to so many kinds of people. This anthology, first published in 1973, is drawn from the richest ballad tradition in Britain, that of the Northeast of Scotland. It provides a fresh and original choice of songs that ranges from the old ballads like ?Gil Brenton?... more...

  • Flogging Othersby G. Geltner

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Corporal punishment is often considered a relic of the Western past, a set of thinly veiled barbaric practices largely abandoned in the process of civilization. As G. Geltner argues, however, the infliction of bodily pain was not necessarily typical for earlier societies, nor has it vanished from modern penal theory, policy, and practice. To the contrary,... more...

  • Madras, Chennai and the Self: Conversations with the Cityby Tulsi Badrinath

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 6.38

    In a metropolis where customs are paramount, humility essential, the evil-eye feared and showing-off considered distasteful, how do people navigate the streams of tradition and modernity? How does the self form a lasting equation with the city? Some do it with ease, some with effort, but they all have a special love for the city - for a tradition... more...

  • Cultural Anthropology: 101by Jack David Eller

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 28.95

    This concise and accessible introduction establishes the relevance of cultural anthropology for the modern world through an integrated, ethnographically informed approach. The book develops readers? understanding and engagement by addressing key issues such as: What it means to be human The key characteristics of culture as a concept Relocation... more...

  • The African Colonyby John Buchan

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Author and diplomat John Buchan lived a remarkable life, achieving prominence and success in a number of fields -- often simultaneously. Soon after embarking on an administrative career in Africa, Buchan began writing fiction and non-fiction, endeavors he would continue throughout his life, even after he was elected to Parliament. The essays and remembrances... more...

  • Dealing in Desireby Kimberly Kay Hoang

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This captivating ethnography explores Vietnam?s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage. Over the course of five years, author Kimberly Kay Hoang worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele: wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessmen, Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad), Western... more...

  • The Cinema of Urban Crisisby Lawrence Webb

    Amsterdam University Press 2015; US$ 61.99

    The Cinema of Urban Crisis explores the relationships between cinema and urban crises in the United States and Europe in the 1970s. Discussing films by Robert Altman, Stanley Kubrick, and Jean-Luc Godard, among others, Lawrence Webb reflects on processes of globalization and urban change that were beginning to transform cities like New York, London,... more...

  • Dictionary of American Folkloreby Marjorie Tallman

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Discover the delightful tales, characters, and themes of classic American storytelling in this comprehensive Dictionary of American Folklore . Ever wonder the origins of the fairy tales, myths, and legends passed down from generation to generation throughout America?s long history? From Paul Bunyan to Johnny Appleseed, Marjorie Tallman covers it... more...