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Folklore & Mythology

  • African American Folkloreby Anand Prahlad

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    Inspired by the author's passion for African American culture and vernacular traditions, African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students thoroughly addresses key elements and motifs in black American folklore?especially those that have influenced American culture. With its alphabetically organized entries that cover a wide range of subjects... more...

  • American Myths, Legends, and Tall Talesby Christopher Fee; Christopher Fee; Jeffrey Webb; Jeffrey Webb

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 310.00

    Folklore has been a part of American culture for as long as humans have inhabited North America, and increasingly formed an intrinsic part of American culture as diverse peoples from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania arrived. In modern times, folklore and tall tales experienced a rejuvenation with the emergence of urban legends and the growing popularity... more...

  • Birds: Myth, Lore and Legendby Rachel Warren Chadd; Marianne Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80... more...

  • Outsider Artby Daniel Wojcik

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 45.00

    An unparalleled exploration of the power of art and the impulse of creation more...

  • Robicheaux's Rootsby Patricia M. Gaitely

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    James Lee Burke developed the character of Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux through twenty mystery novels published over three decades. Despite readers? increasing interest in Detective Robicheaux, his habits and preferences originate from a culture still unfamiliar to many of the books? fans. In Robicheaux?s Roots , Patricia M. Gaitely explores the... more...

  • Puffin Book Of World Myths And Legendsby Anita Nair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Timeless stories told anewFind out how the world was created, why the sun and moon never meet eachother though they live in the same sky, how clouds appear to save mankind fromthe sun's scorching rays, and why living creatures shed tears when they are inpain.Retold by bestselling author Anita Nair, these ageless tales come alive with afreshness and... more...

  • Indian Folktales and Legendsby Pratibha Nath

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    Stories of wonder and wit, from far and nearEveryone will find a favourite story in this collection of folktales and legends.There is the story of Jumman the labourer, who thinks the Qazi of Jaunpur isactually his donkey! And the strange adventure of Dhania who, stealing out for amidnight snack, gets stuck in honey. Or the account of how a lowly weasel... more...

  • Folk Art and Agingby Jon Kay

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Growing old doesn?t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects. Carving, painting, and rug hooking not only... more...

  • China's Universities and the Open Doorby Ruth Hayhoe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    Recent events in Tianamen Square have made such books abruptly important, though in some aspects outdated. This one examines reforms in higher education from before the republic to March 1988, and focuses on educational and economic relations with groups outside China, and the effect the reforms may more...

  • The Asian Dilemma in United States Foreign Policy: National Interest Versus Strategic Planningby K.Holly Maze Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Focuses on the problem through the identification of specific trends in foreign policy: isolationism, intervention, containment, detente, and disengagement. The conclusion of this analysis is that the US foreign policy process is reactive and lacking in any long-term strategic planning mode. Paper e more...