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Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

by David Redmon

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories...


African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Mamokgethi Setati

This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other...


Lancashire Folk Tales

by David England & Jennie Bailey

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most diverse counties are vividly retold by professional storyteller David England. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories...


101 Amazing Mythical Beasts: ...and Legendary Creatures

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam,...


McX: Scottish X Files

by Ron Halliday

What is going on in the Falkirk Triangle? Why are UFOs being reported in the skies all over Scotland? Are aliens abducting motorists on quiet country roads, while unknown creatures stalk the countryside and...


Recall: Anima & Animus Series

by T.A.J. Barca

Kat Mona and her boyfriend, Daniel, are struggling with their relationship of 12 years. All of this changes when Kat receives a message on her computer screen from a mysterious stanger, Malek, asking her if...


Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

by Edward Carpenter

An important thinker in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century period, English writer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was blessed with a seemingly insatiable intellectual curiosity. In this wide-ranging...


Russian Fairy Tales: A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folklore

by W. R. S. Ralston

For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


Welsh Cave Legends (Folklore History Series)

by John Rhys

This fascinating book looks at the myths and superstitions connected with the Welsh landscape. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and...


Yule, Beltane, And Halloween Festivals (Folklore History Series)

by James Napier

History and prehistoric investigations have shown quite clearly that prehistoric man worshipped the sun, the giver and vivifier of all life, as the supreme god. This book takes a fascinating look at the festivals...


Scottish Well Worship And Charm Stones (Folklore History Series)

by James M. Mackinlay

In glancing at the superstitions connected with Scottish lochs and springs, we are called upon to scan a chapter of our social history not yet closed. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back...


Aino Folklore - The People And Myths Of Northern Japan

by Basil Hall Chamberlain

The Aino people of Japan are very little known and where treated as savages when discovered by western travellers. Their religion was rich and cultured and this book opens the eyes of the reader to a culture...


The Tarot (Folklore History Series)

by D. F. Ranking

The history of tarot cards and card reading has a long and unexpected history. From ancient Egypt to the fashionable salons and backrooms of 1800's Paris. This fascinating book has something for the newcomer...


Tales from the Terrific Register: The Book of Pirates

by Cate Ludlow

One hundred and eighty-five years ago, the Terrific Register thrilled its readers with tales of Turkish princes and wicked thieves, black-hearted murderers, wicked massacres and the boldest criminals ever to...


Kilkenny Folk Tales

by Anne Farrell

Closer to the earth and ancient beliefs than many, the people who inhabit County Kildare have stories to tell of hidden places, heroic deeds and strange encounters. Some are based in traceable historical fact,...


Food and Identity in the Caribbean

by Hanna Garth

This collection of original essays explores food and identity in the Caribbean, as contemporary political and economic changes impact upon culinary identities. Through rich ethnographies, the volume reveals...


Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment

by Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science-as well as good old-fashioned detective work-Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico's greatest mysteries.


Myths and Dreams

by Edward Clodd

British polymath Edward Clodd was a banker who also established himself as a prominent thinker in the fields of anthropology and folklore. In Myths and Dreams, Clodd takes a look at the mythological beliefs...


Bits of Blarney

by R. Shelton Mackenzie

This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational...