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  • Contemporary Life and Witchcraftby Alexandra Tataran

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Witchcraft is very much alive in today's post-communist societies. Stemming from ancient rural traditions and influenced by modern New Age concepts, it has kept its function as a vibrant cultural code to combat the adversities of everyday life. Intricately linked to the Orthodox church and its rituals, the magic discourse serves as a recourse for... more...

  • Contemporary Oral Literature Fieldworkby Peter Wasamba

    University of Nairobi Press 2015; US$ 33.00

    Contemporary Oral Literature Fieldwork is based on rich research experience dating back to the 1990s. The book is written against the backdrop of Africa?s confusion with regard to the place of oral literature in the face of the rest of the world, where oral literature exists in conjunction with new literary forms. Wasamba argues that the oral and the... more...

  • Crystal Legendsby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2006; US$ 2.99

    Stories drawn from world mythology retold with commentaries to show the significance of crystals and precious stones as symbolic icons in a variety of traditions. more...

  • Curiosities of Superstitionby W. H. Davenport Adams

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated volume is sure to engage and enthrall readers who are curious about the myth and folklore of the Middle Ages. more...

  • Dancing on the Color Lineby Gretchen Martin

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 65.00

    A vivid canvas of how the black trickster affected the white canon more...

  • Deceived Wisdomby David Bradley

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 7.99

    Did your mother remind you to take off your coat when inside or you won't 'feel the benefit' when you leave? Have you ever been informed that what you need to cool down is a nice cup of tea? And are you bored of being told that you have to let that red wine breathe first to improve its taste? If so then Deceived Wisdom is the book for you. Organised... more...

  • Decoration Day in the Mountainsby Alan Jabbour; Karen Singer Jabbour

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about... more...

  • Desi Divasby Christine L. Garlough

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    Desi Divas: Activism in South Asian American Cultural Performances is the product of five years of field research with progressive activists associated with the School for Indian Languages and Cultures (SILC), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), the feminist dance collective Post Natyam, and the grassroots feminist political organization... more...

  • The Devil's Tramping Ground and Other North Carolina Mystery Storiesby Sue Harden

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    From the first colonization at Roanoke Island, the bizarre and inexplicable have shrouded the Tar Heel State. From history and legend, John Harden records ominous events that have shaped or colored state history. more...