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Edwardian Weird Freak Show - Curio Scrapbook By FishesEye Publishing
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A Bizarre Menagerie - humorous and entertaining collection of vintage Photo Postcard Curios, surreal and amusing photomontages, eccentrics and mutants. Tattooed, fat and scary ladies, grotesques,... More > tribal lip plates, giants, circus freaks... risqué fetish ladies, cannibals, snake charmers, chastity belts, pygmies, monster fish, ethnological oddities, strange sports and oddball inventions. Over 1OO classic images from the early 1900s, digitized and compiled as an e-book / slideshow album. Highly unusual and entertaining! Stranger than fiction - some of the weirdest images you'll see anywhere! In PDF ebook format, with optional rolling slideshow functionality and random transition effects between images! In presentation mode this e-book makes a great alternative to a screensaver. **NEW 3rd Edition, revised and extended, June April 2008 ** NOW JUST $2.99 to download!!< Less
The Complete Mowgli Stories, Duly Annotated By GMW Wemyss et al.
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Rudyard Kipling’s tales of Mowgli are not for children only. They have shaped the English language and the British (and American) psyche. The stories that concern Mowgli’s adventures... More > have been collected, placed in their internal chronological order, and annotated in this volume by the historians GMW Wemyss – author of The Confidence of the House: May 1940 – and Markham Shaw Pyle, author of ‘Fools, Drunks, and the United States’: August 12, 1941. Prefatory essays and over three hundred footnotes accompany the text, delving into history, geography, ethnology, Imperial politics, and much else beside. If you wish to enjoy these tales with deeper understanding; if you wonder what Buldeo has to do with Mr Sherlock Holmes’ antagonist Dr Roylott; if you have ever wondered just why a Gond hunter reminds you of the frontman of Jethro Tull; or if you simply want a cracking good read of stories you but half-remember: here is your book.< Less
Eskimo Folktales By Knud Rasmussen
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Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879 – December 21, 1933) was a Danish polar explorer and anthropologist. He has been called the "father of Eskimology"and was the first European... More > to cross the Northwest Passage via dog sled. He remains well known in Greenland, Denmark and among Canadian Inuit. Native languages and ways of living, including the arts of sea kayaking and dog sledding, fascinated Knud Rasmussen, himself of Inuit and Danish descent. Rasmussen devoted much of his life to ethnological and cultural studies throughout Arctic North America. Establishing a base station in Thule, Greenland, in 1910, he visited as many Inuit peoples as he could, taking meticulous notes and making sketches, collecting artifacts and compiling hundreds of Native legends and songs. The tales are grounded in the Inuit belief system, itself defined by superstition and transformation.< Less
The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends (Esprios Classics) By Henry R. Schoolcraft
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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his "discovery" in 1832 of... More > the source of the Mississippi River. His wife's knowledge on Native American legends shared with Schoolcraft formed in part the source material for Longfellow's epic poem, The Song of Hiawatha. Schoolcraft began his ethnological research in 1822 during his appointment as Indian agent at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He wedded Jane Johnston, who was the daughter of an Irish fur trader and an Ojibwe woman. From his wife, he learned the Ojibwe language and the lore of the tribe. In 1841 he lost his position as Indian agent and moved back to the East, where he continued to write about Native Americans.< Less
The ghost-dance religion and the Sioux outbreak of 1890 By James Mooney
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In tlie fall of 1890 the author was preparing to go to Indian Ter- ritory, under the auspices of the Bureau of Ethnology, to continue researches among the Cherokee, when the Ghost dance began to... More > attract attention, and i>ermission was asked and received to investigate that subject also among the wilder tribes in the western part of the terri- tory. Proceeding directly to the Cheyenne and Arapaho, it soon be(!ame evident that there was more in the Ghost dance than had been suspected, with the result that the investigation, to which it had been intended to devote only a few weeks, has extended over a period of more than three years, and might be continued indeiinitely, as tlie dance still exists (in 1890) and is developing new features at every performance. The uprising among the Sioux in the meantime made necessary also the examination of a mass of documentary material in the files of the Indian Office and the War Department bearing on the outbreak, in addition to the study in ..< Less
Antares. The star prince By Roberta Capon
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Antares, the Star Prince, ardently wishes to cross the Rainbow Bridge and visit Planet Earth to learn about human LOVE. Will this brave little deaf kitten be able to find humans capable of such of... More > limitless love towards animals, regardless of everyone’s differences? Roberta Capon has a degree in Education and Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences from the University of Milano-Bicocca. In this fable she has managed to blend her great love for cats (she lives with a few cats of her own and has also been a cat-sitter for ten years) and her passion for writing and drawing. The aim of this book is to teach children to value and respect diversity in each and any form, and they will be supported in this task by the curious and inquiring look of little Antares. After reading the book, children can colour the illustrations as they please.< Less
Cultural Analysis Volume 15.1: Everyday Practice & Tradition By Cultural Analysis
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VOLUME 15.1 2016 Everyday Practice and Tradition: New Directions for Practice Theory in Ethnology and Folkloristics ARTICLES Simon J. Bronner Toward a Definition of Folklore in Practice Matthias... More > Klückmann Practicing Community: Outline of a Praxeological Approach to the Feeling of We-ness Rachel V. González-Martin Digitizing Cultural Economies: ‘Personalization’ and U.S. Quinceañera Practice Online Anthony Bak Buccitelli Hybrid Tactics and Locative Legends: Re-reading de Certeau for the Future of Folkloristics Roma Chatterji Repetition, Improvisation, Tradition: Deleuzean Themes in the Folk Art of Bengal Casey R. Schmitt The Tactical Trail: Sense of Place and Place of Practice Harris M. Berger and Giovanna P. Del Negro Reasonable Suspicion: Folklore, Practice, and the Reproduction of Institutions< Less
DUKING IT OUT WITH THE DEVIL -- Confessions of a Wayward Texas Boy By BOBBY MAC
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The Book of Genesis tells of the creation of the world when the first man and woman in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, fell from grace after coming in contact with Satan. Everyone born since adds... More > to that creation. John is a rural Texas boy growing up in love with women, yet only wanting to settle down with his own wife and children. He has to fight for his job and his soul to save his family's legacy through his children for the next generation, a tribute to thousand of years of heroic sagas passed along in the oral tradition of story telling that defines every culture in the world from top to bottom to this very day. This Texas ethnology resonates the essential struggle of men, women, and children all over this world trying to find their place in a schizophrenic world as gentle as a sunny spring mist or as viciously violent as man made Wars of Terror.< Less
Jacob De Bucquoy: Pirates of Madagascar At Rio Delagoa By Baylus C. Brooks
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Jacob de Bucquoy, born 26 October 1693, was a hydrographer and cartographer of the Netherlands. He began his career as a cartographer in Europe and then from 1721, he worked for the Dutch East India... More > Company or VOC. During his first overseas excursion to Dutch Fort Lijdzaamheid at Delagoa on the southeast coast of Africa to map the river there, however, he was interrupted in this work and captured by pirates. He had produced remarkable works of cartography and, even if by consequence of his capture, ethnology of Madagascar. His natural curiosity about all things made him an excellent emergency field anthropologist. This is an English translation of his manuscript, originally translated into French by Alfred Grandidier. The culture and habits of both English pirate and Malagasy of Madagascar are detailed.< Less
Jacob de Bucquoy: Pirates of Madagascar at Rio Delagoa By Baylus C. Brooks
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Jacob de Bucquoy, born 26 October 1693, was a hydrographer and cartographer of the Netherlands. He began his career as a cartographer in Europe and then from 1721, he worked for the Dutch East India... More > Company or VOC. During his first overseas excursion to Dutch Fort Lijdzaamheid at Delagoa on the southeast coast of Africa to map the river there, however, he was interrupted in this work and captured by pirates. He had produced remarkable works of cartography and, even if by consequence of his capture, ethnology of Madagascar. His natural curiosity about all things made him an excellent emergency field anthropologist. This is an English translation of his manuscript, originally translated into French by Alfred Grandidier. The culture and habits of both English pirate and Malagasy of Madagascar are detailed.< Less

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