Download Emerging from out of the Margins: Essays on Haida Language, by Fredericke White PDF

By Fredericke White

This ebook presents an insider view of Haida language, background, and tradition, and gives a point of view on Haida tradition that comes not just from exterior study but additionally from intimate wisdom and reviews the writer has had as a Haida country citizen. The book’s specialize in language – prior, current, and destiny – permits perception into the Haida language documentation and revitalization method that might profit different cultures at the moment addressing related matters with their language. with the ability to write and speak about Haida tradition as an insider gives the chance to instantiate the position of a primary countries student together with the intricacies enthusiastic about having a voice approximately one’s personal tradition and heritage. a primary countries individual publishing a ebook approximately his or her personal tradition is a unprecedented chance. even if, such courses turns into extra universal as different indigenous students and writers emerge from different margins around the globe.

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Download Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore by Diane Goldstein, Sylvia Grider, Jeannie Banks Thomas PDF

By Diane Goldstein, Sylvia Grider, Jeannie Banks Thomas

Ghosts and different supernatural phenomena are commonly represented all through smooth tradition. they are often present in any variety of leisure, advertisement, and different contexts, yet renowned media or commodified representations of ghosts may be very diversified from the ideals humans carry approximately them, in line with culture or direct event. own trust and cultural culture at the one hand, and renowned and advertisement illustration at the different, however always feed one another. they regularly percentage area in how humans take into consideration the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, 3 famous folklorists search to expand the dialogue of ghost lore via interpreting it from numerous angles in quite a few sleek contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts heavily, as they draw on modern scholarship that emphasizes either the root of trust in event (rather than mere fable) and the usefulness of ghost tales. they give the impression of being heavily on the narrative position of such lore in issues reminiscent of socialization and gender. and so they get to the bottom of the complicated mixture of mass media, commodification, and pop culture that this day places previous spirits into new contexts.

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Download Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood by Laurie Maguire PDF

By Laurie Maguire

Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a entire literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways that her tale has been advised and retold in virtually each century from the traditional global to the trendy day.

  • Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a lady who has wielded an exceptional effect on Western cultural awareness for greater than 3 millennia
  • Features a large and various number of literary resources, together with epic, drama, novels, poems, movie, comedy, and opera, and works through Homer, Euripides, Chaucer, Shakespeare
  • Includes an research of a radio play by means of the prize-winning writer of The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-time and a Faust play via a latest Scottish playwright
  • Explores subject matters comparable to narrative problems in portraying Helen, how criminal background pertains to her tale, and the way writers apportion blame or exculpate her
  • Considers the cultured and narrative problems that occur while literature interprets myth

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Download Arthur, King of Britons: From Celtic hero to cinema icon by Daniel Mersey PDF

By Daniel Mersey

King Arthur, the most well known of British kings and one whose identify is synonymous with braveness, chivalry and romanticism. Arthur, King of the Britons, Arthur the medieval legend, Arthur the Celtic warlord, Arthur of the Pre-Raphaelites and Arthur of the movies...would the genuine King Arthur please get up? Daniel Mersey explores the various faces, myths and theories surrounding this well-known king.

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Download Divinity and Experience: The Religion of the Dinka by Godfrey Lienhardt PDF

By Godfrey Lienhardt

Initially released in 1961, this research of the faith of Southern Sudan's Dinka humans is now thought of a minor vintage of social anthropology. Lienhardt examines the complicated meanings of divine imagery and relates those to the Dinkas' adventure of existence and demise. From the function of monks to the interpretation of hymns, prayers, and myths, Lienhardt presents an remarkable research and interpretation of this humans and their faith.

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Download Japanese Numbers Game (Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese by T Crump PDF

By T Crump

The japanese Numbers online game presents a common learn of the complete box of jap well known numeracy. It introduces the reader to a global of numbers during which fortune-telling, the abacus, video games concerning numbers in addition to curious numerical names (of either humans and locations) illustrate a favored obsession with structures of counting, calculation and forecasting. Thomas Crump meticulously explores the cultural roots of attitudes towards numbers and indicates the modern implications of a tradition within which mechanical numeracy (and quantity obsession) is ordinary however the maximum degrees of educational arithmetic nonetheless fall in need of international criteria. Crump's research of this cultural phenomenon strikes past generalization to bare the usually contradictory love affair among the japanese and the quantity approach.

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Download Man and Time: Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks (Bollingen by Joseph Campbell PDF

By Joseph Campbell

Essays by way of Julius Baum, C. G. Jung, C. Kernyi, Hans Leisegang, Paul Masson-Oursel, Fritz Meier, Jean de Menasce, Georges Nagel, Walter F. Otto, Max Pulver, Hugo Rahner, Paul Schmitt, and Walter Wili.

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