Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, by Sally Porterfield, Keith Polette, Tita French Baumlin

By Sally Porterfield, Keith Polette, Tita French Baumlin

Explores the arrested improvement of yank culture.

Arguing that American tradition appeals to and is populated by way of little ones and children who basically seem to be grownup women and men, the essays in Perpetual Adolescence research the Jungian archetype of the “eternal youth”—the puer aeternus—as it's manifested within the arrested improvement of yank tradition. From the infantilization of the American psyche and the lionization of teenaged celebrities and our bodies, to fanatical conformity, and puerile leisure, the individuals probe the quite a few ways in which American tv, track, movie, print, net, schooling, and social hobbies paintings to nourish and maintain this baby archetype. delivering analytic psychology as an device of social research and critique, they element to the necessity for discussion over the reasons and results of our puer-fixations, that have turn into, in huge half, either a production and a writer of the yankee zeitgeist.

“The fourteen essays in Perpetual Adolescence each one stand all alone as vital contributions to knowing the archetype of the everlasting baby in Western pop culture … Perpetual Adolescence is a well timed, provocative, and sobering exam of the endemic affliction and pandemic effects of mass-mindedness ‘driven by means of archetypes.’” — Spring

"This compelling research of why visions of endless adolescence are so compelling in modern media promises an exceptional, Jungian deconstruction of father culture." — CHOICE

Perpetual Adolescence is an interesting research of 1 of Jung’s such a lot vital archetypes, that of the puer aeternus, which suggests arrested improvement instead of everlasting formative years. ceaselessly fascinating, this ebook is certainly interdisciplinary and should attract these attracted to cultural reports, movie stories, environmental reports, and mythic criticism.” — Jeffrey Berman, writer of Death within the lecture room: Writing approximately Love and Loss

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Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil by Peter Day

By Peter Day

Within the smooth global vampires are available in all types: they are often perpetrators or sufferers, metaphors or monsters, scapegoats for sinfulness or mirrors of our personal evil. What turns into seen from the scope of the fifteen essays during this assortment is that vampires have infiltrated with regards to each zone of pop culture and realization. in truth, the best way that vampires are depicted in all kinds of media is usually a telling signifier of the fears and expectancies of a tradition or group and how that it perceives itself; and others. The volume’s essays provide a desirable perception into either vampires themselves and the cultures that envisage them.

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When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their by Jack Zipes

By Jack Zipes

For hundreds of years fairy stories were a strong mode of passing cultural values onto our youngsters, and for plenty of those tales satisfaction and hang-out us from cradle to grave. yet how have those tales develop into so strong and why? In whilst goals got here real, Jack Zipes explains the social lifetime of the fairy story, from the 16th century on into the twenty-first. no matter if exploring Charles Perrault or the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or The Thousand and One Nights, The chuffed Prince or Pinocchio, L. Frank Baum or Hermann Hesse, Zipes indicates how the authors of our loved fairy stories used the style to articulate own wishes, political beliefs, and aesthetic personal tastes inside of specific social contexts. certainly, he demonstrates the position that the fairy story has assumed within the civilizing process—the means it imparts values, norms, and aesthetic flavor to young ones and adults. This moment variation of 1 of Jack Zipes’s best-loved books incorporates a new preface and new chapters on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

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Danish folktales, legends, & other stories by Timothy R. Tangherlini

By Timothy R. Tangherlini

Danish Folktales, Legends, and different tales is a set of translated and annotated Nordic folklore that offers complete repertoires of 5 storytellers besides huge archival fabric. the published publication offers essentially the most compelling tales of those 5 very important storytellers besides old and biographical introductions. Of a size compatible for path use, it presents a sizeable and relaxing come upon with Danish folklore. The Danish Folklore Nexus at the accompanying DVD contains the storytellers' complete repertoires plus 500 extra tales in either Danish and English in addition to essays at the altering political, social, and financial landscapes of nineteenth-century Denmark, the background of folklore scholarship, serious ways to folklore, and accomplished biographies of the storytellers. It additionally offers hyperlinks among similar tales and interactive maps that let readers to determine the place the tales are set and the place they have been amassed, and a mechanism to go looking for subject matters and subject matters throughout the entire stories.

The foundation of the paintings is the gathering of Evald Tang Kristensen (1843-1929). As a tender schoolteacher Kristensen set out throughout Denmark to gather the folktales, ballads, legends, and tales that he observed because the vestiges of a disappearing people tradition. Over the process 5 many years he gathered hundreds of thousands of reports and stored targeted biographical notes in regards to the storytellers he met.

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Folklore in Utah: A History and Guide to Resources by David Stanley

By David Stanley

Over thirty students learn the improvement of folklore experiences throughout the lens of over 100 years of important task in a kingdom that has supplied grist for the turbines of many popular folklorists. long ago the Folklore Society of Utah has tested the paintings of such students in biographical and different essays released in its newsletters. This ebook comprises these essays and is going well past them to incorporate many different issues, supplying an intensive heritage of folklore stories and a consultant to assets for these pursuing learn in Utah now and sooner or later. The essays survey the advance and contributions of folklore stories in Utah from 1892 to 2004 but in addition symbolize advancements in either educational and public-sector folklore during the usa. Following a radical historic advent, half I profiles the 1st folklorists operating within the country, together with Hector Lee, Thomas Cheney, Austin and Alta Fife, Wayland Hand, and Lester Hubbard. half II seems on the careers of fashionable Utah folklorists Jan Harold Brunvand, Barre Toelken, and William B. Wilson, in addition to the works of the following, present iteration of folklorists. half III covers stories in significant folklore genres, with essays at the learn of fabric tradition, vernacular structure, and Mormon, ethnic, local American, and Latino folklore. half IV examines public folklore courses together with enterprises, meetings, and tourism. again topic describes educational courses at Utah associations of upper schooling, summarizes the holdings of many of the folklore files within the country, and gives a whole cross-indexed bibliography of articles, books, and recordings of Utah folklore.

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Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore by Patrick Mullen

By Patrick Mullen

Juneteenth Texas explores African-American folkways and traditions from either African-American and white views. integrated are descriptions and classifications of alternative facets of African-American people tradition in Texas; explorations of songs and tales and particular performers similar to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb, and Bongo Joe; and a bit giving assets for the additional research of African americans in Texas.  

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Symbolic Interactionism: Perspective and Method by Herbert Blumer

By Herbert Blumer

This is a set of articles facing the viewpoint of symbolic interactionism and with the subject of method within the self-discipline of sociology. it truly is written by means of the best determine within the institution of symbolic interactionism, and offers what may be considered as the main authoritative assertion of its standpoint, outlining its primary premises and sketching their implications for sociological learn. Blumer states that symbolic interactionism rests on 3 premises: that humans act towards issues at the foundation of the meanings of items have for them; that the which means of such issues derives from the social interplay one has with one's fellows; and that those meanings are dealt with in, and transformed via, an interpretive process.

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Mythology by James Weigel

By James Weigel

The CliffsNotes research advisor on Mythology supplementations the unique literary paintings, supplying you with historical past information regarding the writer, an advent to the paintings, a graphical personality map, severe commentaries, improved glossaries, and a entire index, fascinated by you to take advantage of as an instructional software that would let you larger comprehend the paintings. This examine consultant used to be written with the belief that you've learn Mythology. studying a literary paintings doesn’t suggest that you simply instantly seize the main issues and units utilized by the writer; this research advisor may also help complement your interpreting to make certain you get all you could from Mythology. CliffsNotes evaluation exams your comprehension of the unique textual content and reinforces studying with questions and solutions, perform tasks, and extra. For additional info on Mythology, try out the CliffsNotes source heart at www.cliffsnotes.com. during this AUDIOBOOK • listen an creation to Mythology • discover topics, personality improvement, and ordinary pictures within the serious Commentaries • research new phrases from the word list on the finish of every bankruptcy • learn in-depth personality Analyses • gather an figuring out of Mythology with severe Essays • strengthen what you learn how to extra your examine on-line at www.cliffsnotes.com

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The Making of Sacagawea: A Euro-American Legend by Donna Barbie Kessler

By Donna Barbie Kessler

Kessler provides either the biography of a legend and an evidence of why that legend has endured.
 

Sacagawea is among the most famous figures of the yank West. A member of the Shoshone tribe, she was once captured by means of the Hidatsas as a baby and at last grew to become one of many other halves of a French fur dealer, Toussaint Charbonneau. In 1805 Charbonneau joined Lewis and Clark because the expedition's interpreter. Sacagawea used to be the one girl to take part during this very important project, and a few declare that she served as a advisor whilst the excursion reached the higher Missouri River and the mounTa&iactue;nous region.

Although a lot has been written concerning the historic significance of Sacagawea in reference to the excursion, nobody has explored why her tale has continued so effectively in Euro-American tradition. In an exam of consultant texts (including histories, works of fiction, performs, movies, and the visible arts) from 1805 to the current, Kessler charts the evolution and transformation of the legend over centuries and demonstrates that Sacagawea has endured as a Euro-American legend simply because her tale exemplified serious parts of America's origin myths-especially the concept that of happen future. Kessler additionally indicates how the Sacagawea legend was once versatile inside of its mythic framework and was once used to handle cultural concerns particular to diverse time sessions, together with suffrage for ladies, taboos opposed to miscegenation, and glossy feminism.

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