Author: Mary Douglas,Phyllis M. Kaberry
Category: Social Science
Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1969 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Henry William Dulcken
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Eighty of Andersen's best-loved tales -- from "The Ugly Duckling" to "The Red Shoes" and the thrilling, if chilling, "The Snow Queen."
Author: Ferdinand Oyono
Publisher: Waveland Press
Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon. Houseboy, written in the form of Toundis captivating diary and translated from the original French, discloses his awe of the white world and a web of unpredictable experiences. Early on, he escapes his fathers angry blows by seeking asylum with his benefactor, the local European priest who meets an untimely death. Toundi then becomes the Chief Europeans boythe dog of the King. Toundis attempt to fulfill a dream of advancement and improvement opens his eyes to troubling realities. Gradually, preconceptions of the Europeans come crashing down on him as he struggles with his identity, his place in society, and the changing culture.
The Intimate Folklore of Africa
Author: Alta Jablow
Dilemma Tales, Proverbs, Stories Of Love, And Adult Riddles.
Author: Nicolae Iorga
Publisher: Histria Books
Although Constantinople fell to the Turks in 1453, bringing an end to the Eastern Roman Empire which had survived its predecessor in the West by nearly one thousand years, this important book argues that Byzantium did not die, but continued to influence European history all the way up to the beginning of the nineteenth century. This English translation of one of the classic works by the great Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga will fascinate anyone interested in the impact of the fall of Byzantium on European civilization and the continuation of Byzantine institutions in Southeastern Europe. Originally published in French in 1935, this book contributes to an understanding of the political, social, cultural, and intellectual background of the history of the tumultuous regions of Southeastern Europe. Iorga points out the great contributions of Byzantine civilization to the Western world, especially during the Renaissance. He demonstrates that Byzantium survived through its people and local
Author: Franz Boas
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Social Science
This early work by Franz Boas was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Development of Folk-Tales and Myths' is an anthropological work on the origins and progress of fiction. Franz Boas was born on July 9th 1958, in Minden, Westphalia. Even though Boas had a passion the natural sciences, he enrolled at the University at Kiel as an undergraduate in Physics. Boas completed his degree with a dissertation on the optical properties of water, before continuing his studies and receiving his doctorate in 1881. Boas became a professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in 1899 and founded the first Ph.D program in anthropology in America. He was also a leading figure in the creation of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Franz Boas had a long career and a great impact on many areas of study. He died on 21st December 1942.
Author: Tomi Ungerer
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An English-language translation of the original German work that has been nominated for the 1998 Hans Christian Andersen Award follows the life of pug puppy Flix, who is born to bewildered cat parents and who is ostracized by kitten peers for his differences.
Author: Patrick Chamoiseau
Category: Caribbean Area
Set in the Caribbean, this novel tells the story of a grim, poverty-stricken shanty town (named after the nearby oil depot) on the edge of Fort de France, the capital of Martinique.