By Ray Cashman
More than old fashioned neighborhood colour, folklore is an important a part of lifestyles in Aghyaran, a combined Catholic-Protestant border neighborhood in Northern eire. friends socialize in the course of wakes and ceilis—informal night gatherings—without regard to spiritual, ethnic, or political association. The witty, occasionally raucous tales swapped on those events provide a window into Aghyaran citizens’ perspectives of self and different within the wake of a long time of violent clash. via anecdotes approximately neighborhood characters, individuals discover the character of group and identification in ways in which go beyond Catholic or Protestant sectarian histories. Ray Cashman analyzes neighborhood personality anecdotes intimately and argues that whereas politicians may well take credits for the peace technique in Northern eire, no political development will be attainable with out usual humans utilizing shared assets of storytelling and socializing to visualize and retain community.
By Trevor J. Blank
Smart telephones, drugs, fb, Twitter, and instant web connections are the newest applied sciences to became entrenched in our culture. even though traditionalists have argued that computer-mediated verbal exchange and our on-line world are incongruent with the examine of folklore, Trevor J. clean sees the electronic international as absolutely able to producing, transmitting, appearing, and archiving vernacular tradition. Folklore within the electronic Age files the emergent cultural scenes and expressive folkloric communications made attainable by way of electronic “new media” technologies.
New media is altering the ways that humans study, percentage, take part, and interact with others as they undertake applied sciences to enrich and complement conventional technique of vernacular expression. yet behavioral and structural overlap in lots of folkloric kinds exists among on- and offline, and rising styles in electronic rhetoric mimic the dynamics of formerly documented folkloric types, invoking prevalent social or habit customs, linguistic inflections, and symbolic gestures.
Folklore within the electronic Age offers insights and views at the myriad ways that folks tradition manifests within the electronic age and contributes to our larger realizing of vernacular expression in our ever-changing technological world.
By Ken Dowden
The first publication to seize a whole photograph of an important of Greek gods in a single trustworthy quantity for nearly seventy years, this masterly and complete learn brings a new-millennium exam of the interesting god Zeus.
Broad in scope, the publication appears at delusion, artwork, cult, philosophy, drama, theology and eu portray among even more, and permits us to take heavily what it used to be to worship and admire the best of Greek gods, and to pass though the aftershock of the center a long time and sleek times.
Showing the facts alongside the way in which, Zeus is student-friendly and includes:
- a diversity of illustrations and maps
- translated passages from old authors
- a chronology and perfect indexing.
Looking on the historical Greeks their predecessor and their successors – the Romans and past – the publication is engagingly written and speaks to a latest viewers: this can be Zeus from our distant ancestors to Wagner, and into the pc age.
By Jay Courtney Fikes
By Jean La Fontaine,Norman R. Shapiro
By Sumathi Ramaswamy
By János László
Social psychologists argue that people’s previous weighs on their current. in step with this view, Historical stories and nationwide Identity outlines a conception and a technique which supply instruments for higher figuring out the relation among the current mental situation of a society and representations of its earlier. writer Janos Laszlo argues that several types of ancient texts together with ancient textbooks, texts derived from public reminiscence (e.g. media or oral history), novels, and people narratives play a valuable half in developing nationwide identification. for that reason, with a formal technique, it truly is attainable to reveal the attribute beneficial properties and features of nationwide identities.
In this booklet Laszlo complements our figuring out of narrative psychology and extra elaborates his narrative concept of background and id. He deals a conceptual version that attracts on varied parts of psychology - social, political, cognitive and psychodynamics - and integrates them right into a coherent entire. as well as this conceptual contribution, he additionally offers an important methodological innovation: a content material analytic framework and software program package deal that may be used to examine several types of old texts and shed new gentle on nationwide id. within the moment a part of the e-book, the potential for this procedure is empirically illustrated, utilizing Hungarian nationwide id because the concentration. the writer additionally extends his scope to think about the aptitude generalizations of the strategy employed.
Historical stories and nationwide Identity should be of serious curiosity to a vast variety of scholar and educational readers around the social sciences and arts: in psychology, historical past, cultural reviews, literature, anthropology, political technology, media reviews, sociology and reminiscence studies.
By Terence Patrick Murphy
By Ruth Hayhoe
By H. Arlo Nimmo