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Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley

Venus of Khala-Kanti is a tale of life-altering loss and mystical recovery. Set in an imaginary West African village that becomes a charming cul-de-sac, the unintended consequence of a national roadwork project...


A Vulgar Art

by Ian Brodie

In A Vulgar Art Ian Brodie uses a folkloristic approach to stand-up comedy, engaging the discipline's central method of studying interpersonal, artistic communication and performance. Because stand-up comedy...


African Mathematics

by Abdul Karim Bangura

This is the first comprehensive text on African Mathematics that can be used to address some of the problematic issues in this area. These issues include attitudes, curriculum development, educational change,...


The World through Soccer

by Tamir Bar-On

The world’s most popular sport, soccer is a global and cultural phenomenon. The television audience for the 2010 World Cup included nearly half of the world’s population, with viewers in nearly every country....


Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

by PhD Patricia Monaghan

More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all...


History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...


The Salish People: Volume III

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

Volume III of The Salish People deals with the Mainland Halkomelem, the people of the Fraser River from Vancouver to Chilliwack, and includes the earliest account of B.C. archaeological sites. The Salish People...


The Salish People: Volume I

by Charles Hill-Tout & Ralph Maud

These four volumes, edited by Ralph Maud, are rich in stories and factual details about the old customs of the Pacific Coast and Interior Salish in British Columbia. Each volume covers a specific geographical...


The Mythology of Venus

by Helen Benigni

The Mythology of Venus is a collection of essays that summarizes the archaeoastronomy, calendar associations, religious and cultural icons, and myths identified with the planet Venus. The book concentrates on...


Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context

by Margaret Ziolkowski

Key issues surrounding the composition and recording of folklore include its frequently intensely political aspect and it preoccupation with chimerical cultural authority. These issues are dramatically displayed...


Il ritorno del dio che balla

by Andrea Romanazzi

Le tradizioni popolari legate al tarantolismo hanno generato culti e riti che hanno dato vita ad alcune delle più vitali musiche e danze popolari: tammurriate, tarantelle e pizziche, il cui rinnovato interesse...


Dancing for Health

by Judith Lynne Hanna

Throughout history and in contemporary times, people worldwide have danced to cope with the stresses of life. But how has dance helped people resist, reduce, and escape stress? What is it about dance that makes...


Creating Global Music in Turkey

by Koray Degirmenci

Creating Global Music in Turkey looks at the rise of ”world music” in Turkey by analyzing this country’s various “traditional” or ethnic music forms. The book focuses on the uniquely Turkish musical...


Hunting & Home in the Southern Heartland

by Archibald Rutledge & Jim Casada

Archibald Rutledge ranks as one of America's best-loved outdoor writers. Throughout his long, productive career he lived close to the land and had a rare knack for capturing on paper the joys of hunting, the...


An Account of the Polynesian Race - Its Origin and Migrations and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I - Volume I

by Abraham Fornander

First published in 1877, this is volume II of ?The Polynesian Race?, a fascinating treatise by Abraham Fornander on the subject of the origins of the Polynesian people. By comparing the Polynesian languages,...


An Account of the Polynesian Race - Its Origin and Migrations and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I - Volume I

by Abraham Fornander

First published in 1877, this is volume II of ?The Polynesian Race?, a fascinating treatise by Abraham Fornander on the subject of the origins of the Polynesian people. By comparing the Polynesian languages,...


Sharp Suits

by Eric Musgrave

This book contains everything you need to know about suits, from the traditional designs of the early 1900s, to innovative contemporary variations. It was awarded Financial Times? Fashion Book of the Year.

Clothes...


Folklore Concepts

by Dan Ben-amos, Henry Glassie & Elliott Oring

By defining folklore as artistic communication in small groups, Dan Ben-Amos led the discipline of Folklore in new directions. In Folklore Concepts, Henry Glassie and Elliott Oring have curated a selection of...


Murder on the Tor

by Frances Evesham

A ruthless killer. An ancient curse. A secret past. When Libby Forest finds a body early one morning in mist surrounding Glastonbury Tor, she will need all her ingenuity to unscramble the threads of past myths...


Fabulous Frocks

by Sarah Gristwood & Jane Eastoe

This book contains everything you need to know about modern history of dress design, from the corset-free styles of 1920s flappers to the conceptual constructions of modern artists.

Since Coco Chanel invented...