Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World 2nd Edition

Author: Graham Seal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838615
Format: PDF
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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

Living Folklore 2nd Edition

Author: Martha Sims
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 0874218454
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation—from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches. Living Folklore moves beyond genres and classifications, and encourages students who are new to the field to see the study of folklore as a unique approach to understanding people, communities, and day-to-day artistic communication. This revised edition incorporates new examples, research, and theory along with added discussion of digital and online folklore.

Heroes and Heroines

Author: Salem Press
Publisher: Salem Press
ISBN: 9781619251816
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explores myths, folktales, legends, and other traditional literature featuring heroes.

Children s Literature in Action A Librarian s Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Sylvia M. Vardell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695615
Format: PDF, Docs
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Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

The Complete Idiot s Guide to World Mythology

Author: Evans Lansing Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592577644
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An informative overview of world mythological traditions examines the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of myths from every region of the world, analyzing parallels between the traditions and lore of Celtic, Teutonic, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Norse, Native American, and other cultures and including a glossary of terms and handy indexes. Original.

Fairy Tales and Feminism

Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814340822
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the 1970s, feminists focused critical attention on fairy tales and broke the spell that had enchanted readers for centuries. By exposing the role of fairy tales in the cultural struggle over gender, feminism transformed fairy-tale studies and sparked a debate that would change the way society thinks about fairy tales and the words "happily ever after." Now, after three decades of provocative criticism and controversy, this book reevaluates the feminist critique of fairy tales. The eleven essays within Fairy Tales and Feminism challenge and rethink conventional wisdom about the fairy-tale heroine and offer new insights into the tales produced by female writers and storytellers. Resisting a one-dimensional view of the woman-centered fairy tale, each essay reveals ambiguities in female-authored tales and the remarkable potential of classical tales to elicit unexpected responses from women. Exploring new texts and contexts, Fairy Tales and Feminism reaches out beyond the national and cultural boundaries that have limited our understanding of the fairy tale. The authors reconsider the fairy tale in French, German, and Anglo-American contexts and also engage African, Indian Ocean, Iberian, Latin American, Indo-Anglian, and South Asian diasporic texts. Also considered within this volume is how film, television, advertising, and the Internet test the fairy tale's boundaries and its traditional authority in defining gender. From the Middle Ages to the postmodern age-from the French fabliau to Hollywood's Ever After and television's Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire?-the essays assembled here cover a broad range of topics that map new territory for fairy-tale studies. Framed by a critical survey of feminist fairy-tale scholarship and an extensive bibliography-the most comprehensive listing of women-centered fairy-tale research ever assembled-Fairy Tales and Feminism is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the intersection of fairy tales and feminism.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577315936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture

Author: Maria Nikolajeva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317160991
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent body, music as a code for identity formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience research tells us about young adult readers, writers, and young artists. Throughout, the volume explores the ways writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unhappy, so that the figure of the young adult becomes a symbol of wider political and societal concerns. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture illuminates the ways in which the cultural constructions 'adolescent' and 'young adult fiction' share some of society's most painful anxieties and contradictions.

Boys Who Rocked the World

Author: Michelle Roehm McCann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1582703310
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents short profiles of famous men throughout history, from King Tut to Crazy Horse to Stan Lee to Shaun White.