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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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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Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.
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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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Children Tell Stories

Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom

Author: Martha Hamilton,Mitch Weiss

Publisher: Richard C Owen Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 264

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"Presents concrete methods of incorporating storytelling by students of all ages into classroom practice to help teachers meet U.S. education standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing"--Provided by publisher.
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Something about the Author

Author: Maikue Vang

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787687823

Category: Children's literature

Page: 288

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 70 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.
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The Jewish Story Finder

A Guide to 363 Tales, Listing Subjects and Sources

Author: Sharon Elswit

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786421923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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A subject guide to hundreds of Jewish stories, this book's purpose is to help teachers, rabbis, librarians, folklorists, parents, and storytellers find the right story to match their need. It also will lead educators to a wealth of Jewish stories on universal themes for use in multicultural programs for all ages. The stories are numbered for easy reference and grouped in broad categories--for example, God, faith, and prayer; rabbinic wit and wisdom; tricksters and fools; festivals and holidays. For each story, a list of tellings (author and book title) provides numerous options for the story seeker, and a list of keywords connects the story subject categories. Two cross-referenced indexes make locating stories easy, whether by subject keywords or by title. An appendix lists recommended stories for children of different ages, from lower elementary through middle school. The bibliography of almost 200 story collections and picture-book tales gives the information needed to locate a source for every story in the book.
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