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Folklore & Mythology

  • Scotland's Democracy Trailby Donald Smith; Stuart McHardy

    Luath Press Ltd 2015;

    The trail follows the emergence of democratic thought and action in Scotland from the 16th century onwards, linking pivotal events to locations along the way. It is a story of ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies, borne along by a stubborn, persistent advance. The evolution of democracy in Scotland is a fascinating story. Join Stuart McHardy and... more...

  • Feeding, Sharing, and Devouringby Peter Berger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Few thorough ethnographic studies on Central Indian tribal communities exist and the elaborate discussion on the cultural meanings of Indian food systems ignores these societies altogether. Food epitomizes the social for the Gadaba of Orissa. In investigating the complex paths of ritual practices this study aims to understand the interrelated fields... more...

  • The Book of Yokaiby Michael Dylan Foster

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... more...

  • Foundation Myths in Ancient Societiesby Naoíse Mac Sweeney

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.00

    Why did so many ancient communities have not one, but several, foundation myths? This book addresses the phenomenon of plural foundation myths, exploring examples from across classical antiquity. It makes the case for understanding foundation myths not as stand-alone stories, but as elements within a wider discourse of origins. more...

  • The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicilyby Marcella Croce

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Tracing the development in Sicily of a chivalric tradition based on the Medieval stories of Charlemagne and his knights, this analysis of Sicilian storytelling, puppetry, festivals, cart painting and other products of folk art offers a detailed portrait of an island unique in its geography and history. Interviews with puppeteers are documented and... more...

  • Fairy Tale and Filmby Sue Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Sue Short examines how fairy tale tropes have been reworked in contemporary film, identifying familiar themes in a range of genres ? including rom coms, crime films and horror ? and noting key similarities and differences between the source narratives and their offspring. more...

  • Dorothea Lange: Photographer of the Peopleby David C King

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. more...

  • An Anthology of Russian Folktalesby Jack V. Haney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long... more...

  • Short Callby Joyce Gibson Roach

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 15.96

    "Short Call: Snippets from the Smallest Places in Texas, 1935-2000 "by Joyce Gibson Roach, is TFS Extra Book #24. Joyce Gibson Roach has collected "snippets" of stories, recipes, and traditions of life in Turtle, Texas, which represents many small towns--and the people who inhabit them. more...

  • Folktales from the Helotes Settlementby John Igo

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 15.96

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