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  • Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)by Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an English translation facing the original Pidgin text.... more...

  • Scottish Tradition (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Scottish folk literature is characterised by a wide range of creative expression: story, song, play and proverb. This anthology, first published in 1984, provides an authoritative introduction to Scottish folk literature, and is unique in that it deals with all the genres intrinsic to Scottish tradition. Its selected texts offer an unusual and diverse... more...

  • Ewe Comic Heroes (RLE Folklore)by Zinta Konrad

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The trickster character is prominent in the cultural, particularly narrative, traditions of many different peoples throughout the world. Comic and serious, stupid and clever, benevolent and evil, winner and loser, the trickster is a study in contradictions. The trickster cannot be pigeonholed, for he does not fit into any neat categories or definitions.... more...

  • The Development of Soviet Folkloristics (RLE Folklore)by Dana Prescott Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 170.00

    Crucial to the world history of folkloristics is this key study, first published in 1992, of the development of folklore study in the Soviet Union. Nowhere else has political ideology been so heavily involved with folklore scholarship. Professor Howell has examined in depth the institutional development of folkloristics in the Soviet Union in the... more...

  • The Methods of the Gernet Classicists (RLE Myth)by Roland A. Champagne

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Gernet Centre was founded as a place where the structural method could be applied to the classics. ?Structuralists? attribute the survival, origin and function of myths to common crosscultural factors they identify as ?structures?. As this book, first published as The Structuralists on Myth in 1992 explains, these structures are bundles of information... more...

  • Evilby Ph.D. Roy F. Baumeister

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 22.99

    Why is there evil, and what can scientific research tell us about the origins and persistence of evil behavior? Considering evil from the unusual perspective of the perpetrator, Baumeister asks, How do ordinary people find themselves beating their wives? Murdering rival gang members? Torturing political prisoners? Betraying their colleagues to the... more...

  • Back In Time For Dinnerby Mary Gwynn

    Transworld 2015; US$ 28.19

    Do you remember the arrival of the fish finger, the rise and fall of Angel Delight, Vesta curries and Wimpy hamburgers? Did you own a fondue set or host a Tupperware party, or were you starving yourself on the Cabbage Soup Diet? Was life always too short to stuff a mushroom? And what was the point of Nouvelle Cuisine? There has been a revolution in... more...

  • Folktales Retoldby Amie A. Doughty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Anthropologyby H. James Birx

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 948.00 US$ 805.80

    This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The... more...

  • 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbookby H. James Birx

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 344.00 US$ 292.40

    Highlighting the most important topics, issues, questions and debates, these two volumes offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of anthropology. more...