Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

Author: Kathleen Ragan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285871

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman.
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Storytelling for Young Adults

A Guide to Tales for Teens

Author: Gail De Vos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563089039

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Discover tales that teens love to hear and perform. This guide suggests hundreds of smart, colorful tales, complete with brief plot summaries and bibliographic information.
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Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable

The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman

Author: Lisa Wenger Bro,Crystal O' Leary-Davidson,Mary Ann Gareis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527514838

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

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Monsters are a part of every society, and ours is no exception. They are deeply embedded in our history, our mythos, and our culture. However, treating them as simply a facet of children’s stories or escapist entertainment belittles their importance. When examined closely, we see that monsters have always represented the things we fear: that which is different, which we can’t understand, which is dangerous, which is Other. But in many ways, monsters also represent our growing awareness of ourselves and our changing place in a continually shrinking world. Contemporary portrayals of the monstrous often have less to do with what we fear in others than with what we fear about ourselves, what we fear we might be capable of. The nineteen essays in this volume explore the place and function of the monstrous in a variety of media – stories and novels like Baum’s Oz books or Gibson’s Neuromancer; television series and feature films like The Walking Dead or Edward Scissorhands; and myths and legends like Beowulf and The Loch Ness Monster – in order to provide a closer understanding of not just who we are and who we have been, but also who we believe we can be – for better or worse.
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Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World, 2nd Edition

Author: Graham Seal,Kim Kennedy White

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838615

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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This comprehensive collection of folk hero tales builds on the success of the first edition by providing readers with expanded contextual information on story characters from the Americas to Zanzibar. • Supplies entries on folk tale characters worldwide that identify related heroes and heroines and provide additional contextual information • Features a geographical organization that enables readers to research a specific region's folk characters • Provides an alphabetical index as well as an index of heroic character types to facilitate cross-cultural and historical comparisons • Includes sidebars with passages from the folk tales, popular culture, and other items of interest
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Literature, Science, and a New Humanities

Author: J. Gottschall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230615597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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Literary studies are at a tipping point. ." There is broad agreement that the discipline is in "crisis" - that it is aimless, that its intellectual energy is spent, that all of the trends are bad, and that fundamental change will be required to set things right. But there is little agreement on what those changes should be, and no one can predict which way things will ultimately tip. Literature, Science, and a New Humanities represents a bold new response to the crisis in academic literary studies. This book presents a total challenge to dominant paradigms of literary analysis and offers a sweeping critique of those paradigms, and sketches outlines of a new paradigm inspired by scientific theories, methods, and attitudes.
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Multicultural Teaching

A Handbook of Activities, Information, and Resources

Author: Pamela L. Tiedt,Iris M. Tiedt

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 425

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/* 4663L-4, Tiedt, Pamela L., Multicultural Teaching: A Handbook of Activities, Information and Resources, 6e*/ A Classic in the field of Multicultural teaching, this new edition provides activities and information designed to enable the teacher to explore the many kinds of diversity in the classroom. This book presents model lesson plans, fully developed thematic units, and a variety of instructional strategies, as well as a wealth of resources that support multicultural teaching. It examines difficult issues and problems within multicultural education to encourage reflections and discussion. It explains the basic content of multicultural education and also describes methods for carrying out the best education for all students. coverage of: language diversity, appropriate terminology, prejudice and stereotyped thinking. The material emphasizes the development of esteem, empathy, and equity in the classroom. The author provides suggestions for professional development as teachers assume an active role in promoting multiculturalism in the school and community. A strong Esteem/Empathy /Equity model provides the framework for building a successful multicultural program at any grade level. This latest edition emphasizes the currency of multicultural education and factors that influence our thinking related to local, national, and world affairs. Educators at any level interested in diversity and multicultural
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Storytelling

An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: M E Sharpe Reference

ISBN: 9780765680471

Category: Social Science

Page: 904

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Storytelling is an ancient practice common to all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures--elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions. Storytelling:An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.
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Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife: M-Z

Author: Liz Locke,Theresa A. Vaughan,Pauline Greenhill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313340529

Category: Women

Page: 777

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From the Publisher: From the Stone Age to the cyber age, women and men have experienced the world differently. Out of a cosmos of goddesses and she-devils, earth mothers and Madonnas, witches and queens, saints and whores, a vast body of women's folklore has come into bloom. The beliefs and traditions central to womanhood have colored a vast tapestry of literary, artistic, spiritual, and cultural achievements. International in scope, this massive encyclopedia explores the folklore at the heart of women's lives around the world. More than 260 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 130 expert contributors detail the world of women from girlhood to widowhood and everything in between. Topics covered include: Abortion; Banshee; Barbie Doll; Best Friend; Cinderella; Courtship; Cowgirl; Cyber culture; Erotic Folklore; Folk Photography; Glass Ceiling; Hair; Hip Hop Culture/Rap; Lesbian and Queer Studies; Marriage; Menstruation; Muslim Women's Folklore; Photocopy Lore; Quilt making; and many more. In addition, there are entries on women's folklore and folklife in 15 regions of the world, such as the Caribbean, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe. Entries provide cross-references and cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected bibliography of print and electronic resources. Students learning about history, world cultures, religion and spirituality, healing and traditional medicine, and literature will welcome this companion to the daily life of women across time and continents. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: 4 substantial overview essays survey the present state of scholarship on women's folklore and folklife around the world. More than 260 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 130 expert contributors discuss a wide range of topics related to women's folklore and folklife. An alphabetical list of entries provides easy access to the contents of the encyclopedia. A guide to related topics groups entries in broad categories to help readers find related terms. Entry bibliographies list works for further reading. A selected bibliography lists the most important general print and electronic resources on women's folklore and folklife.
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Literature for Children

A Short Introduction

Author: David L. Russell

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205410330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. The completely updated edition of this groundbreaking text provides students with a clear literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature from picture to informational books. This "Fifth Edition" continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. New To The Fifth Edition! New reorganization of chapters provides a better segue between Part I and II. Completely re-written chapter (previously titled "child development") now includes broader issues of children's studies and how they impact the literature. Significantly expanded history of children's literature including more titles and authors, provides a thorough and comprehensive background. What Reviewers Are Saying: ""I'm quite impressed with the way" the author "has succinctly discussed difficult ideas."" Professor Mike Cadden, Missouri Western State College "?"Students unfailingly react positively to" Literature for Children: A Short Introduction," It has a consistency in presentation and writing style that makes it a very considerate text."" Professor Patricia Leek, University of Texas, Dallas About the Author: David L. Russell is a professor of languages and literature at Ferris State University in Michigan where he teaches children's literature. His publications include critical biographies of Scott O'Dell and Patricia MacLachlan as well as numerous scholarly articles. Aformer member of the Executive Board of the Children's Literature Association, he is currently book review editor for "The Lion and the Unicorn."
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