Download E-books Texas Ghost Stories: Fifty Favorites for the Telling PDF

By Tim Tingle

Storytelling World/Storytelling journal Award Winner"I love a e-book that provides me what it supplies, and this one does: fifty actual ghost tales, drawn from numerous assets and informed in as many voices, written in order to simulate the language and supply of a face-to-face functionality, and artfully, delightfully done."—Review of Texas Books"Scarcely a web page will you switch during this selection of ghost tales in Texas with no encountering a disembodied hand or a fang baby—creatures bound to surprise the shell of an armadillo. . . . even if you learn the stories out loud or spin them round a campfire, you—and your audience—will be spooked. and you can by no means back saunter alongside a gloomy, abandoned riverbank past due at night."—Patti Ross, San Antonio Express-NewsSome funny, a few haunting, and a few simply late-night terrifying, those tales, accumulated by way of favourite Texas tellers, span a wealthy cultural historical past from the earliest Spanish explorers to the current, from l. a. Llorona (the Weeping lady) to the vanishing hitchhiker. brought via John O. West and John L. Davis, of Texas’ most precious folklorists, the tales contain stories tailored via ecu settlers to their new southwestern settings, extra traditionally rooted legends approximately such early pioneers as Britt Bailey of the Gulf Coast prairie and Josiah Wilbarger of Austin, and people infamous modern cautionary stories often called city legends.With appendixes addressing choice, studying, and telling of news in addition to resources and scholarship, Texas Ghost tales is a full-service compendium for tellers, lecturers, readers, and creditors. Celebrating either the mixing and the range of Texan cultures in the course of the undying tales we adore to be scared by means of, it's a treasury for all Texans and should you really need to grasp us.

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Download E-books If Beale Street Could Talk: Music, Community, Culture PDF

By Robert Cantwell

Demonstrating the intimate connections between our public, political, and private lives, those essays by means of Robert Cantwell discover the vernacular tradition of daily life. A willing and cutting edge observer of yankee tradition, Cantwell casts a extensive and penetrating intelligence over the cultural functioning of renowned texts, artifacts, and performers, analyzing how cultural practices develop into performances and the way performances turn into artifacts endowed with new that means in the course of the transformative acts of mind's eye. Cantwell's issues of departure variety from the visible and the literary--a picture of Woody Guthrie, or a poem by means of John Keats--to significant cultural exhibitions similar to the World's Columbian Exposition. In most of these domain names, he unravels the results for neighborhood and cultural lifetime of a continuous migration, transformation, and reformulation of cultural content material.

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Download E-books Human Nutrition, 2Ed: A Health Perspective PDF

Human meals: A health and wellbeing viewpoint, moment Edition provides a complete creation to the fundamental ideas of food, including their program during the lifestyles cycle and in various lifestyles occasions.

Topics lined are appropriate to scholars in a number of classes that come with nutrients. The publication is usually excellent for health-related classes that deal with how nutrients is expounded to the advance of ailments that afflict Western populations, and what might be performed to lessen the hazards of constructing such ailments. To facilitate studying, the e-book contains readers in considering their very own food for the safety and advertising of health and wellbeing. issues comprise nutrients allergic reaction, fluid intakes, activities food, practical meals, and food offered as supplements.

The textual content is interspersed with learn questions and diagrams to interact and preserve readers’ awareness. medical causes are supplied in an available demeanour to aid in figuring out and to explain ideas. The circulation of the knowledge builds from tools of learning food and crucial ideas in regards to the constitution of nutrition via an exploration of the features of the entire nutrients.

The easy wisdom is appropriate to a research of the foremost existence phases and the demanding situations that may threaten dietary prestige. The ebook highlights concerns with regards to significant illnesses within the West comparable to heart sickness and melanoma. It additionally considers the concept that of optimizing food and discusses nutrients coverage and comparable wellbeing and fitness merchandising issues.

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Download E-books Emerging from out of the Margins: Essays on Haida Language, Culture, and History (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics) PDF

This publication presents an insider view of Haida language, heritage, and tradition, and gives a viewpoint on Haida tradition that comes not just from exterior study but in addition from intimate wisdom and reviews the writer has had as a Haida country citizen. The book’s specialize in language - prior, current, and destiny - permits perception into the Haida language documentation and revitalization procedure that would gain different cultures presently addressing comparable matters with their language. having the ability to write and talk about Haida tradition as an insider presents the chance to instantiate the function of a primary international locations student together with the intricacies fascinated with having a voice approximately one’s personal tradition and background. a primary countries individual publishing a e-book approximately his or her personal tradition is an extraordinary chance. notwithstanding, such courses turns into extra universal as different indigenous students and writers emerge from different margins worldwide.

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Download E-books Hausa Folk-Tales: The Hausa Text of the Stories in Hausa Superstitions and Customs, in Folk-Lore, and in Other Publications (The West African Nights' Entertainments Series) (Volume 2) PDF

From the INTRODUCTION.

for a very long time there were numerous English methods of spelling Hausa phrases. In 1910, besides the fact that, an attempt used to be made to set up an authoritative process, and there's no doubt that during time this — or a amendment of it — may be the just one famous. regrettably it sort of feels to have a few critical defects at the present, even though i've got followed it so far as i will be able to comprehend it in those stories as the British organization (which physique is bearing the rate of ebook) needed them to be on hand normally. Bornu has been rendered Barno within the Hausa textual content for that reason, however it is to be was hoping that the previous spelling shouldn't be altered in English, for it really is a lot the higher. whilst, a similar notice has been spelt otherwise each time the narrators have stated it in a different way, hence taffi or tehhi to move, dibi or debe to take out, &c., as the publication is a checklist of folk-lore, and never a thesis upon the language. for a similar cause blunders within the grammar were left uncorrected, even though it's was hoping that the notes which precede the tales will clarify many of the problems. those notes have been written among 1904 and 1909, and even though a few have because seemed somewhere else they need to be of use as a advisor. they're dependent upon the well-known text-books (which they could not at all change after all) and private observations. All Hausa scholars have been requested to aid in forming a process, so it truly is entitled to appreciate, and as I had no time to answer the invitation i have to no longer bitch simply because sure issues which I had famous privately weren't taken under consideration via the committee. they must be acknowledged besides the fact that, notwithstanding usually there isn't any doubt that the committee did their paintings good, simply because due to the truth that the Hausa vowels are much more variable than these of the English language, it really is virtually very unlikely to spell a notice in one of these manner as to point its particular pronunciation. The method was once now not meant to be of a systematic personality, it used to be drawn up for functional reasons with the view of manufacturing uniformity.

to set up a customary is enormously tricky, for the pronunciation varies within the diverse provinces (Sokoto, Sokwoto, &c.), as does the grammar (mata tasa, mata tas, mata tai, matanshi) and the vocabulary (the verb "to be" in Sokoto is a, whereas there are numerous neighborhood eccentricities comparable to the interrogative ye in Jemaa, and the o in Keffi). back, Arabic impact is improved within the nations within the Sudan than in these closer the coast, and it indicates itself within the speech. finally, little or no cognizance is paid through the Hausas themselves to principles of grammar, particularly these re contract in gender, so nice laxity might be allowed to Europeans — even in examinations….

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Download E-books Stories as Equipment for Living: Last Talks and Tales of Barbara Myerhoff PDF

By Mark Weiss

Barbara Myerhoff's groundbreaking paintings in reflexivity and narrative ethnography broke with culture by way of focusing now not at the uncooked ethnographic information, yet on her interplay with these she studied. Myerhoff's unfinished initiatives, together with her ultimate talks on storytelling, ritual, and the "culture of getting older and Yiddishkeit," supply a magisterial precis of her life's work.

"The fantastic thing about Stories as apparatus for Living is the standard of being a compilation of rescued fragments, bits and items of an exceptional master's writing and considering that have been coming in the direction of synthesis yet had by no means reached a complete shape ahead of her dying. This assortment is an exam of where of narrative in human lifestyles, the unreal nature of tradition and the consistent look for visibility quite via these relegated for one cause or one other to the margins. A thought-provoking e-book necessary of prolonged reflection."
---Jack Kugelmass, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Jewish reports, college of Florida

"Stories as apparatus for Living achieves a pleasant stability among retaining Myerhoff's paintings in its unique shape and reconstructed contexts, yet offering it in a way suitable to readers a iteration after her loss of life. The publication records Myerhoff's becoming involvement with Jewish tradition, the particular technique of anthropological paintings via box notes, and the image of the way she constantly used to be bouncing the ins and outs of this mixed specialist and private enterprise off the 'big questions' of anthropology in its broadest sense."
---Harvey E. Goldberg, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew college, Israel

"These essays seize the rhythm of Barbara Myerhoff's phrases and her shiny and special educate of inspiration, bringing the reader into the school room of 1 of anthropology's most interesting academics. As an anthropologist with a poet's reward for language, she makes use of the instruments of ethnography and outstanding powers of observation---a outstanding 'ethnographic eye'---to discover the outward expressions and internal lives of the Fairfax local of L.A. those tales aren't in basic terms excellent introductions to the examine of tradition, yet offer of their revelations a cause of learning it. they're required studying for somebody passionate to understand what an anthropologist can educate us approximately groups and finally approximately ourselves."
---Steve Zeitlin, Director, urban Lore: the recent York middle for city people Culture

"Master of the 3rd voice, the voice of collaboration, Myerhoff is without delay a consummate listener and encouraged storyteller. This booklet bargains an extraordinary and luminous commencing into the operating technique and knowledge of 1 of the nice anthropologists of the 20 th century."
---Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Professor of functionality experiences at manhattan college and coauthor of They referred to as Me Mayer July: Painted stories of a Jewish formative years in Poland sooner than the Holocaust

"Myerhoff and her collaborators have given her 'Hasidim,' her disciples previous and new, a last and invaluable gift."
---Jonathan Boyarin, The Robert M. Beren distinct Professor of recent Jewish reports on the college of Kansas and writer of Thinking in Jewish

Barbara Myerhoff used to be a well known anthropologist who did pioneering paintings in gerontology, Jewish experiences, folklore, and narrative anthropology. She is healthier identified for her ethnography of and private involvement with a neighborhood of aged immigrant Jews in California. Her writings and lectures have had a big effect on all of those parts of analysis, and her books are generally celebrated, specifically Number Our Days, whose significant other documentary movie gained an Academy Award.

Marc Kaminsky is a psychotherapist, a poet, a author, and the previous codirector of the Institute on Humanities, Arts and getting older of the Brookdale middle on Aging.

Mark Weiss is a author, an editor, a translator, and a poet; his books comprise the generally praised Across the Line/Al Otro Lado.

Deena Metzger is a novelist, a poet, and the founding codirector (with Marc Kaminsky) of the Myerhoff Center.

Thomas R. Cole is the Beth and Toby Grossman Professor and Director of the McGovern middle for well-being, Humanities, and the Human Spirit on the collage of Texas health and wellbeing technological know-how middle in Houston, and a Professor of Humanities within the division of spiritual experiences at Rice college; his services lies within the historical past of getting older and humanistic gerontology.

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Download E-books The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies PDF

By Robert Kirk, Andrew Lang

"Kirk is a powerful dish to set sooner than any scholar of both folk-lore or folk-psychology." — Times Literary Supplement
In the overdue seventeenth century, a Scottish minister went searching for supernatural creatures of "a center nature betwixt guy and angel." Robert Kirk roamed the Highlands, chatting with his parishioners and different kingdom people approximately their encounters with fairies, wraiths, elves, doppelgangers, and different brokers of the spirit global. Magic was once part of lifestyle for Kirk and his fellow Highlanders, and this impressive ebook deals infrequent glimpses into their enchanted realm.
Left in manuscript shape upon the author's loss of life in 1692, this quantity was once first released in 1815 on the behest of Sir Walter Scott. In 1893, the prestigious folklorist Andrew Lang re-edited the paintings. Lang's advent to Kirk's amazing mix of technology, faith, and superstition is incorporated during this variation. for a few years, The mystery Commonwealth used to be difficult to discover — to be had, if in any respect, simply in scholarly versions. Academicians in addition to enthusiasts of myths and legends will prize this authoritative yet low-cost edition.

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