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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • African Indigenous Knowledge and the Disciplinesby Gloria Emeagwali; George J Sefa Dei

    SensePublishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This text explores the multidisciplinary context of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems from scholars and scholar activists committed to the interrogation, production, articulation, dissemination and general development of endogenous and indigenous modes of intellectual activity and praxis. The work reinforces the demand for the decolonization of... more...

  • Cultural Hybridity and the Environmentby Kirsten Maclean

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book highlights the importance of diversity in overcoming issues of social and environmental degradation. It presents conceptual and practical strategies to celebrate local and Indigenous knowledge for improved community development and environmental management. David Harvey has proclaimed, ?The geography we make must be a peoples? geography.?... 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Anthropologyby H. James Birx

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 996.00 US$ 846.60

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Japanese Fairy Bookby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 14.99

    This compilation of twenty-one favorite fairy tales introduces the rich world of Japanese fantasy, a world of ghouls, goblins, and ogres; sea serpents and sea kings; kindly animals and magic birds; demons and dragons; princes and princesses. In "My Lord Bag of Rice" goldfish dancers and carp musicians delight the brave warrior Hidesato; in "The Mirror... more...