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  • 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...

  • 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$ 17.24

    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$ 871.99

    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$ 316.50

    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...

  • In the Front Rowby Simon P Lock

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In the Front Row charts the rise of Australian Fashion Week, from one man?s ambition to take Australian fashion to the world, to the glittering international event it is today. Simon P. Lock?s determination placed Sydney on the international fashion week circuit, up there with New York, London, Milan and Paris. 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...