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  • In Search of the Swan Maidenby Barbara Fass Leavy

    NYU Press 1995; US$ 27.00

    In her compendious study, [of the folktale of the runaway wife] Leavy argues that the contradictory claims of nature and culture are embodied in the legendary figure of the swan maiden, a woman torn between the human and bestial worlds. -- The New York Times Book Review This is a study of the meaning of gender as framed by the swan maiden tale,... more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...

  • Überlieferungsgeschichtenby Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    Von R. W. Brednich, Hauptherausgeber der Enzyklopädie des Märchens und Bestsellerautor sagenhafter Geschichten, werden hier 26 kulturhistorische Studien vorgelegt, die sich speziell unter medialen Gesichtspunkten der europäischen Lied-, Erzähl- und Bildüberlieferung von der frühen Neuzeit bis zur Gegenwart widmen. Als exemplarische Überlieferungsgeschichten... more...

  • Traditional Storytelling Todayby Margaret Read MacDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Power of Goldby Peter L. Bernstein

    Wiley 2005; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.20

    Incorporating myth, history and contemporary investigation, Bernstein tells the story of how human beings have become intoxicated, obsessed, enriched, impoverished, humbled and proud for the sake of gold. From the past to the future, Bernstein's portrayal of gold is intimately linked to the character of humankind. more...

  • Memory in Oral Traditionsby David C. Rubin

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 99.99

    Long studied by anthropologists, historians, and linguists, oral traditions have provided a wealth of fascinating insights into unique cultural customs that span the history of humankind. In this groundbreaking work, cognitive psychologist David C. Rubin offers for the first time an accessible, comprehensive examination of what such traditions can... more...

  • The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Natureby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception. more...

  • Animal Capitalby Nicole Shukin

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00 US$ 57.80

    The juxtaposition of biopolitical critique and animal studies—two subjects seldom theorized together—signals the double-edged intervention of Animal Capital. Nicole Shukin pursues a resolutely materialist engagement with the “question of the animal,” challenging the philosophical idealism that has dogged the question by tracing... more...

  • Handleiding voor de determinatie van harde dierlijke materialenby Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    A detailed analysis of the determination process of various materials made of animal origin more...

  • Jinn Eviction as a Discourse of Powerby Mohammed Maarouf

    BRILL 2007; US$ 130.00

    This book is much more than an analysis of the schema of domination and submission as it is played out in the social drama of jinn eviction. It is also a source of information on the history and mythology of a saintly lineage, on the day to day running of a pilgrimage centre, on popular Islam, and on traditional conceptions of jinn possession. more...