Author: Mark Thompson
Publisher: Daedalus Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Since its publication a decade ago, this Lmabda Literary Award-nominated book has become a classic, must-read book on human sexuality and identity. Widely cited a sbeing among the most useful books of its kind, this co-gender anthology is both historical witness to and provocative treatise on this junique and often misunderstood subculture. The diverse contributors look at the history of the gay and lesbian underground, how radical sex practise relates to their spirituality and what S&M means to them personally.
Author: Herbert Halpert
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Social Science
This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.
A treasury of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Alphabetical entries cover more than 150 countries and regions, each represented by six or more illustrations. Six hundred drawings include images of men, women, and children. Captions describe the costumes and their associated traditions.
Author: Albert Pan
Publisher: Zeefer Consulting
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics
China Market Report presents research reports on each of the 100 major industries in Chinese market. For each industry, China Market Report provides concise analysis on market size, industry statistics, import and export, domestic hot regions as well as the market position of foreign companies in the industry. This report also includes two names of the top companies for each of the major industries. Market sectors covered by China Market Report: .Energy .Food .Beverage .Agriculture .Automobile .Chemical .Clothing .Construction Material .Consumer Products .Environmental Protection .Furniture .IT .Machinery & Equipment .Metal .Pharmaceutical Content included by China Market Report for each of the 100 major industries: . Market Size 5 years market size analysis. . Industry Overview Analysis with major industry statistics: Sales revenue, Profit, Loss, Return on Sales, Number of Enterprises, Growth Rate, Return on Assets; 3 years statistics. . Hot Regions in Chinese Market Discovers the major consumption areas for imported products; Indicates the major manufacturing bases in each industry by data map. . Import and Export 3 years import and export values; Top 10 domestic destinations of imported products; Top 10 domestic origins for exported products. . Market Position of Foreign Enterprises in Each Industry in China Comparison on sales revenue, profit, return on sales, return on assets and number of enterprises between enterprises with different types of ownership in China. Discovers the market position of foreign invested enterprises in each industry in China. . The Names of Top 2 Enterprises in Each Industry
Author: E. K. Chambers
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release Date: 2013-04-16
The folk play holds a unique place in English history and has a fascinating history all of its own. This is a wonderful guide for anybody with an interest in this ancient form of performance, with step by step instructions for anybody wishing to recreate these beautiful plays.
Author: David Paternotte
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Social Science
The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) of the lesbian and gay movement. By drawing together leading scholars from political science, sociology, anthropology and history this companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.
In 1970 Katharine Briggs published in four volumes the vast and authoritative Dictionary of British Folktales and Legends to wide acclaim. This sampler comprises the very best of those tales and legends. Gathered within, readers will find an extravagance of beautiful princesses and stout stable boys, sour-faced witches and kings with hearts of gold. Each tale is a masterpiece of storytelling, from the hilarious 'Three Sillies' to the delightfully macabre 'Sammle's Ghost'.
Author: Owen Davies
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 1999-09-11
Most studies of witchcraft and magic have been concerned with the era of the witch trials, a period that officially came to an end in Britain with the passing of the Witchcraft Act of 1736. But the majority of people continued to fear witches and put their faith in magic. Owen Davies here traces the history of witchcraft and magic from 1736 to 1951, when the passing of the Fraudulent Mediums Act finally erased the concept of witchcraft from the statute books. This original study examines the extent to which witchcraft, magic and fortune-telling continued to influence the thoughts and actions of the people of England and Wales in a period when the forces of "progress" are often thought to have vanquished such beliefs.
Fairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this book she articulated for the first time the history of that world in tradition and literature. From every period and every country, poets and storytellers have described a magical world inhabited by elfin spirits. Capricious and vengeful, or beautiful and generous, they've held us in thrall for generations. And on a summer's morn, as the dew dries softly on the grass, if you kneel and look under a toadstool, well ...