A Companion to Folklore

Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118863143

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
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A Companion to the Folklore, Myths & Customs of Britain

Author: Marc Alexander

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 356

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Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
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A Companion to African American Literature

Author: Gene Andrew Jarrett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118651197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres, historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches, A Companion to African American Literature presents a comprehensive chronological overview of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the modern day Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leading into the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporary African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches to African American literature Features essays by leading established literary scholars as well as newer voices
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A Companion to Border Studies

Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255259

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism
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A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118290585

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

Author: Dennis Dirkmaat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118255410

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

Author: Ullrich Kockel,Máiréad Nic Craith,Jonas Frykman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144436216X

Category: Social Science

Page: 2600

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Providing a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary approaches, the book is both thematic and fully cross-European in its approach. Provides an authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students of anthropology and European studies Discusses important emerging trends in this broadening field of research Includes established names and rising stars who will shape the discipline in years to come
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A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture

Author: David Bradshaw,Kevin J. H. Dettmar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

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The Companion combines a broad grounding in the essentialtexts and contexts of the modernist movement with the uniqueinsights of scholars whose careers have been devoted to the studyof modernism. An essential resource for students and teachers of modernistliterature and culture Broad in scope and comprehensive in coverage Includes more than 60 contributions from some of the mostdistinguished modernist scholars on both sides of the Atlantic Brings together entries on elements of modernist culture,contemporary intellectual and aesthetic movements, and all thegenres of modernist writing and art Features 25 essays on the signal texts of modernist literature,from James Joyce’s Ulysses to Zora NealHurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God Pays close attention to both British and Americanmodernism
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A Companion to the Gawain-poet

Author: Derek Brewer,Derek Stanley Brewer,Jonathan Gibson

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859914338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 442

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It ends with a discussion of the reception of the Morte Darthur from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries, and a select bibliography.
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