Download e-book for kindle: Bad Clowns by Benjamin Radford

By Benjamin Radford

undesirable clowns—those malicious misfits of the halfway who terrorize, hang-out, and threaten us—have lengthy been a cultural icon. This e-book describes the background of undesirable clowns, why clowns cross undesirable, and why many folks worry them. Going past ordinary clowns equivalent to the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King’s Pennywise, it additionally positive aspects strange, lesser-known tales of peculiar clown antics together with Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, intercourse clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns, and lots more and plenty extra. undesirable Clowns blends humor, research, and scholarship to bare what's in the back of the clown’s darkish smile.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Benjamin Radford is a author, investigator, and columnist for Discovery information. he's the writer of 8 books, such a lot lately Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters within the Land of attraction and monitoring the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in reality, Fiction, and Folklore, either released by way of the collage of latest Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

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“Clowns with sinister facets and malevolent reasons come below serious scrutiny during this pithy, abundantly illustrated examine of the ‘bad clown’ as a popular culture phenomenon.” -- Publishers Weekly

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Coralynn V. Davis's Maithil Women's Tales: Storytelling on the Nepal-India PDF

By Coralynn V. Davis

Constrained by way of traditions proscribing their routine and speech, the Maithil girls of Nepal and India have lengthy explored person and collective lifestyles studies by way of sharing tales with each other. occasionally fantastical, occasionally together with one of those magical realism, those stories let girls to construct group via a deeply own and consistently evolving storytelling form.

 

In Maithil Women’s Tales, Coralynn V. Davis examines how those storytellers weave jointly their very own existence experiences--the hardships and the pleasures--with age-old issues. In so doing, Davis demonstrates, they harness folks traditions to grapple in my view in addition to jointly with social values, behavioral mores, relationships, and cosmological questions.

 

Each bankruptcy comprises tales and excerpts that exhibit Maithil women’s reward for wealthy language, layered plots, and attractive allegory. furthermore, Davis offers ethnographic and private info that show the complexity of women’s personal lives, and comprises works painted via Maithil storytellers to demonstrate their stories. the result's a desirable examine of being and turning into that would resonate for readers in women’s and Hindu reports, folklore, and anthropology.

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Download e-book for kindle: Drawn from the Ground: Sound, Sign and Inscription in by Jennifer Green

By Jennifer Green

Sand tales from significant Australia are a standard type of Aboriginal women's verbal artwork that comes with speech, tune, signal, gesture and drawing. Small leaves and different gadgets can be used to symbolize tale characters. This designated research of Arandic sand tales takes a multimodal method of the research of the tales and indicates how the expressive components utilized in the tales are orchestrated jointly. This richly illustrated quantity is key analyzing for someone attracted to language and communique. It provides to the starting to be attractiveness that language encompasses even more than speech on my own, and exhibits how very important it truly is to think about the several semiotic assets a tradition brings to its communicative initiatives as an built-in entire instead of in isolation.

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Get Israel in the Making: Stickers, Stitches, and Other Critical PDF

By Hagar Salamon

The extraordinary kaleidoscope of daily creativity in Israel is thrown into aid during this learn, which teases out the abiding nationwide tensions and contradictions at paintings within the expressive acts of standard humans. Hagar Salamon examines creativity in Israel’s public sphere during the full of life discourse of bumper stickers, that have develop into a powerful medium for id and observation on nationwide and spiritual matters. Exploring the extra deepest expressive sphere of women’s embroidery, she profiles a bunch of Jerusalem girls who meet usually and create "folk embroidery." Salamon additionally considers the importance of folks expressions on the intersections of the private and non-private that transform switch and embody transformation. some distance ranging and insightful, Israel within the Making captures the complicated artistic essence of a country kingdom and vividly demonstrates how its electorate pass approximately defining themselves, others, and their nation each day.

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Download e-book for kindle: King Solomon and the Showman: The search for Africa's lost by Adam Cruise

By Adam Cruise

The mythical misplaced urban of southern Africa and its untold riches involved the Romans, eu explorers and writers akin to Rider Haggard, Alan Paton, Wilbur Smith, and Lawrence eco-friendly. Even the apartheid govt hunted for it in useless. Adam Cruise units out on a quest into heritage and around the Kalahari to discover the legendary urban that encouraged King Solomon's Mines, and 'the nice Farini', the daredevil showman of the Victorian age on the center of the legend. at the means, Cruise runs into lions and snakes, battles savage wilderness stipulations, and finally ends up someplace extra notable than the fabled misplaced city.

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Claude Calame's Qu'est-ce que la mythologie grecque ? (Folio Essais) (French PDF

By Claude Calame

Déméter, Bellérophon, Oreste, Io, Thésée, Héraclès, Prométhée, Tirésias, Hippolyte, l. a. belle Hélène de Troie...

Tous, nous croyons connaître l. a. mythologie grecque motor vehicle nous en gardons le keepsake de personnages dont les features et gestes seraient fixés pour l'éternité. Or, montre Claude Calame, rien n'est plus instable et variable que le mythe, sans cesse récrit selon des époques précises, des auteurs singuliers, des fins spécifiques – morales, culturelles ou politiques.

Au graduation, il y a toujours un récit intriqué dans sa forme d'énonciation qui lui donne tout son sens. On ne saurait donc dissocier dans le mythe le récit de los angeles resource qui le narre : l. a. structure indigène d'une mythologie (Homère, Hésiode, Orphée) ; les usages qu'en font los angeles poésie chantée (Pindare), l. a. pédagogie (sophistes, rhéteurs), l. a. dramatisation théâtrale (poètes tragiques), voire l'historiographie (Hérodote, Thucydide) et l'iconographie. Claude Calame nous invite, à partir des formes choisies par les poètes, les artistes ou les philosophes, à comprendre ce qu'est l'art du mythe, ses contraintes et ses règles.

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Download PDF by Robert J.C. Young,Homi Bhabha: White Mythologies

By Robert J.C. Young,Homi Bhabha

We needs to, many now argue, `get again' to historical past. yet which one? historical past has regularly been a challenging inspiration in Western conception, rather for Marxism. within the wake of postmodernism, its prestige has turn into ever much less yes. Is it attainable to jot down heritage that avoids the seize of Eurocentrism?
Robert Young's research of 'the heritage of History', from Hegel and Marx to Althusser and Foucault, calls into query the Eurocentrism of conventional Marxist money owed of a unmarried 'World History', during which, as he exhibits, the `Third global' looks as an unassimilable extra, surplus to the narrative of the West.
Young is going directly to think of contemporary questionings of the boundaries of Western wisdom. He argues that the efforts of Edward stated, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Homi Bhabha to formulate non-historicist methods of considering and writing background are a part of a bigger undertaking of a decolonisation of historical past and a deconstruction of 'the West'.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Flower of Paradise and Other Armenian Tales (World by Bonnie Marshall

By Bonnie Marshall

This mesmerizing sampling of conventional Armenian stories used to be accrued by means of the writer in her travels and translated from Russian assets. A large choice of greater than 50 stories are equipped via type-myths and legends, animal stories, fairy stories, tales of lifestyle, and wits and dimwits. Readers (and listeners) of every age will have fun with tales akin to The Invincible hen, The Donkey Who Swallowed the Moon, Seven Stars, and a sampling of stories approximately foolish Pugi, the Armenian trickster. a few of the tales are brief and funny, making them ideal for storytime courses and read-alouds. tales are supplemented by means of historical past details at the humans and their tradition, together with a quick historical past, dialogue of folks traditions and meals, recipes, pictures, and a bibliography. a very good source for educators, scholars, folklorists, and an individual attracted to Armenian tradition! All grade levels.

This captivating sampling of conventional Armenian stories was once amassed through the writer in her travels and translated from Russian resources. A vast number of greater than 50 stories are equipped via type-myths and legends, animal stories, fairy stories, tales of lifestyle, and wits and dimwits. Readers (and listeners) of every age will enjoy tales comparable to The Invincible hen, The Donkey Who Swallowed the Moon, Seven Stars, and a sampling of stories approximately foolish Pugi, the Armenian trickster. the various tales are brief and funny, making them excellent for storytime courses and read-alouds. tales are supplemented by means of heritage details at the humans and their tradition, together with a short historical past, dialogue of people traditions and foodstuff, recipes, photos, and a bibliography. a superb source for educators, scholars, folklorists, and an individual drawn to Armenian tradition! All grade levels.

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Get An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts (SOAS PDF

By Terence A, Professor Lancashire

Japanese people acting arts comprise a physique of entertainments that variety from the ritual to the secular. they are the ritual dances at Shinto shrines played to summon and entertain deities; workforce dances to force away disease-bearing spirits; or theatrical mime to painting the tenets of Buddhist teachings. those ritual entertainments could have histories of one thousand years or extra and, with such histories, a few have served because the idea for the city entertainments of no, kabuki and bunraku puppetry. The movement of that notion, besides the fact that, has no longer constantly been a method. parts taken from those city types may be used to reinforce the attraction of formality dance and drama. And, in time, those city entertainments too got here to be played in rural or nearby settings and this day are equally thought of people acting arts. Professor Terence Lancashire presents a worthwhile introductory consultant to the key functionality kinds as understood via jap scholars.

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Michel Udiany's L'histoire des mondes imaginaires: De la Tour de Babel à PDF

By Michel Udiany

Ces mythes qui ont forgé et façonné les grandes civilisations

La travel de Babel et les cités de Sodome et de Gomorrhe ont réellement existé mais où et que furent-elles réellement ? Les Égyptiens avaient-ils atteint l’Afrique australe ? Où pouvait se situer le Jardin d’Eden ? l. a. découverte du lointain Occident, le passage des fameuses Colonnes d’Hercule, l. a. recherche de l’Ultima Thulé, furent los angeles grande affaire des Grecs et des Phéniciens, découvreurs de los angeles Baltique, des îles du Nord ou des Canaries. L’Atlantide aurait-elle sombré ailleurs que dans l’imagination de Platon ? Sur quelles mers erra Ulysse ? Où était l. a. Toison d’Or ? Que dire enfin de l. a. lointaine Asie ? Patries du merveilleux, les Indes – plus tard los angeles Chine – restèrent longtemps inconnues des Européens… Quant aux hommes eux-mêmes, qu’ils soient marins, commerçants, conquérants, missionnaires, moines défiant l’Atlantique nord ou les steppes d’Asie, vikings, premiers découvreurs du Vinland ou encore Portugais à los angeles recherche du Prêtre Jean, tous furent de véritables aventuriers. Des lieux improbables hantés de géants, de monstres, de peuples fantasmatiques, les légendes en contenaient des dizaines. Mais souvent, derrière le mythe, se cachait une réalité géographique.

Les « Mondes Imaginaires » ressuscitent les grandes civilisations à travers leurs grands mythes.

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On estime actuellement los angeles présence de notre espèce sur Terre à environ deux thousands cinq cent mille ans. À quelques milliers d’années près. Et qu’avons-nous fait pendant ce morceau d’éternité ? À half devenir ce que nous sommes ? Nous avons hireé tout ce temps à vagabonder, à explorer, à découvrir. Les nombreux siècles de notre évolution ont à peine suffi à cette tâche à laquelle chaque génération s’est inlassablement consacrée.

Nomade par nécessité, Homo Habilis discover l’Afrique depuis que son ancêtre australopithèque s’est affranchi de l. a. servitude des arbres. Il marche sur ses deux membres postérieurs, libère ses mains pour l’outil, permet un développement accru de son encéphale au sommet d’une colonne vertébrale résolument verticale. Il se tient debout, scrutant l’horizon.
Il y a un peu plus d’un million d’années, Erectus traverse le Nil, passe en Palestine. C’est-à-dire en Asie. L’immensité du monde l’attire. Alors il marche, poussé par l. a. faim sans doute – mais aussi et certainement aiguillonné par ce chromosome de l. a. curiosité dont certains d’entre nous ont hérité plus d’une poignée d’exemplaires. Qu’est-ce qui se cache derrière cet horizon ? Que dissimulent collines et montagnes ? Où vont les troupeaux d’antilopes, de mammouths ? Et les oiseaux dans le ciel ? Où vont-ils se poser, une fois disparus au loin ?

Qu’il devait être gigantesque, notre monde des origines ! Gigantesque et effrayant. Semés d’embûches et de périls divers, les paysages n’étaient pas pour nos ancêtres une barrière rebutante d’étrangeté. L’inconnu agissait au contraire comme un aphrodisiaque. Alors le père a bougé, puis le fils – emmenant encore plus loin los angeles famille, los angeles tribu.

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