The Uses Of Enchantment

Autore: Bruno Bettelheim
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773523
Grandezza: 12,63 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5831

Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award "A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales."—John Updike, The New York Times Book Review Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development. Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.

The Uses Of Enchantment

Autore: Heidi Julavits
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307389405
Grandezza: 52,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 235

One Autumn day in 1985, sixteen-year-old Mary Veal vanishes from her Massachusetts prep school. A few weeks later she reappears unharmed and with little memory of what happened to her--or at least little that she is willing to share. Was Mary abducted, or did she fake her disappearance? This question haunts Mary's family, her psychologist, even Mary herself. Weaving together three narratives, The Uses of Enchantment conjures a spell in which the hallucinatory power of a young woman’s sexuality, and her desire to wield it, has devastating consequences for all involved. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Miyazaki Hayao And The Uses Of Enchantment

Autore: S. Napier
Editore: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230298255
Grandezza: 30,89 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3072

Critical And Creative Perspectives On Fairy Tales

Autore: Vanessa Joosen
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814334522
Grandezza: 25,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2812

The first systematic approach to the parallels between fairy-tale retellings and fairy-tale theory.

Little Book Of Fairy Tales

Autore: Verónica Uribe
ISBN: 9780888995834
Grandezza: 50,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6713

A retelling of thirteen traditional fairy tales, ranging from the well-known "Little Red Riding Hood" to less-familiar ones such as "Bearskin," includes notes on the background of the stories.

Breaking The Magic Spell

Autore: Jack Zipes
Editore: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813190303
Grandezza: 26,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9736

Guts and Glory: The Making of the American Military Image in Film is the definitive study of the symbiotic relationship between the film industry and the United States armed services. Since the first edition was published nearly two decades ago, the nation has experienced several wars, both on the battlefield and in movie theatres and living rooms at home. Now author Lawrence Suid has extensively revised and expanded his classic history of the mutual exploitation of the film industry and the military, exploring how Hollywood has reflected and effected changes in America's image of its armed services. This significantly expanded edition has been brought completely up to date and includes many of the most recent war films, such as Saving Private Ryan, U-571, Pearl Harbor, and Windtalkers. Lawrence H. Suid, a military historian, is the author of several books and has recently appeared on The History Channel, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland. Click here for his website.

Outliving The Self

Autore: John N. Kotre
Editore: John Kotre
ISBN: 9780393315233
Grandezza: 78,95 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6570

Using dramatic personal narratives, Kotre expands upon Erik Erikson's concept of generativity. This concept means the variety of ways people find to be fertile in their lives, from the biological task of leaving a genetic legacy, to the emotional work of nurturing and guiding children, to teaching practical skills, transmitting values, and attempting to enrich their culture.

Enchanted Hunters The Power Of Stories In Childhood

Autore: Maria Tatar
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393240045
Grandezza: 38,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2501

Highly illuminating for parents, vital for students and book lovers alike, Enchanted Hunters transforms our understanding of why children should read. Ever wondered why little children love listening to stories, why older ones get lost in certain books? In this enthralling work, Maria Tatar challenges many of our assumptions about childhood reading. Much as our culture pays lip service to the importance of literature, we rarely examine the creative and cognitive benefits of reading from infancy through adolescence. By exploring how beauty and horror operated in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, and many other narratives, Tatar provides a delightful work for parents, teachers, and general readers, not just examining how and what children read but also showing through vivid examples how literature transports and transforms children with its intoxicating, captivating, and occasionally terrifying energy. In the tradition of Bruno Bettelheim’s landmark The Uses of Enchantment, Tatar’s book is not only a compelling journey into the world of childhood but a trip back for adult readers as well.

Kidding Around

Autore: Alexander N. Howe
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623561205
Grandezza: 43,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2371

Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media is a collection of essays generated by a conference of the same title held at the University of the District of Columbia. The works gathered examine a variety of children's media, including texts produced for children (e.g., children's books, cartoons, animated films) as well as texts about children(e.g., feature-length films, literature, playground architecture, parenting guides). The primary goal of Kidding Around is to analyze and contextualize contested representations of childhood and children in various twentieth- and twenty-first-century media while accounting for the politics of these narratives. Each of the essays gathered offers a critical history of the very notion of childhood, at the same time as it analyzes exemplary children's texts from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These chapters depart from various methodological approaches (including psychoanalytic, sociological, ecological, and historical perspectives), offering the reader numerous productive approaches for analyzing the moments of cultural conflict and impasse found within the primary works studied. Despite the fact that today children are one of the most coveted demographics in marketing and viewership, academic work on children's media, and children in media, is just beginning. Kidding Around assembles experts from this inchoate field, opening discussion to traditional and non-traditional children's texts.

Twice Told Tales

Autore: Hans Dieckmann
ISBN: 9780933029026
Grandezza: 47,49 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6131

Twice Told Tales are not only for the young. Many have discovered the "magnificent, colorful, many-sided, fantasy world of fairy tales" as children, but, as Hans Dieckmann points out, we can rediscover their value as adults. "As with all great art, the fairy tale's deepest meaning will be different for each person, and different for the same person at various moments in his life." (Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment) By the use of case histories, Dr. Dieckmann recounts ways in which "the greatest treasures of the soul" can be revealed in fairy tales. He graphically shows how fairy tales can give "color and vivacity to a life grown empty, sterile, and desolate." Dr. Dieckmann interprets the symbolic significance of many individual fairy tales and relates their meaning to various stages of a person's development.

Fire In The Dragon And Other Psychoanalytic Essays On Folklore

Autore: Géza Róheim
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691028682
Grandezza: 37,31 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7374

The only Freudian to have been originally trained in folklore and the first psychoanalytic anthropologist to carry out fieldwork, Gza Rcheim (1891-1953) contributed substantially to the worldwide study of cultures. Combining a global perspective with encyclopedic knowledge of ethnographic sources, this Hungarian analyst demonstrates the validity of Freudian theory in both Western and non-Western settings. These seventeen essays, written between 1922 and 1953, are among Rcheim's most significant published writings and are collected here for the first time to introduce a new generation of readers to his unique interpretations of myths, folktales, and legends. From Australian aboriginal mythology to Native American trickster tales, from the Grimm folktale canon to Hungarian folk belief, Rcheim explores a wide range of issues, such as the relationship of dreams to folklore and the primacy of infantile conditioning in the formation of adult fantasy. An introduction by folklorist Alan Dundes describes Rcheim's career, and each essay is prefaced by a brief consideration of its intellectual and bibliographical context.

Changing Anarchism

Autore: Jonathan Purkis
Editore: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719066948
Grandezza: 61,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7778

The massive protests against globalization in recent years have rekindled interest in anarchism. Changing Anarchism sets out to reposition anarchist theory and practice by documenting contemporary anarchist practice and providing a viable analytical framework for understanding it.The contributions here, from both academics and activists, raise challenging and sometimes provocative questions about the complex nature of power and resistance to it. The areas covered include: sexuality and identity; psychological dependency on technology; libertarian education; religion and spirituality; protest tactics; mental health and artistic expression; and the ongoing "metaphorical wars" against drugs and terror. This collection epitomizes the rich diversity that exists within contemporary anarchism as well as demonstrating its ongoing relevance as a sociological tool.

Freedom Of The Self

Autore: Jeffrey F. Keuss
Editore: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876860
Grandezza: 18,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2143

Freedom of the Self revitalizes the question of identity formation in a postmodern era through a deep reading of Christian life in relation to current trends seen in the Emergent and Missional church movements. By relocating deep identity formation as formed and released through a renewed appraisal of kenotic Christology coupled with readings of Continental philosophy (Derrida, Levinas, Marion) and popular culture, Keuss offers a bold vision for what it means to be truly human in contemporary society, as what he calls the kenotic self. In addition to providing a robust reflection of philosophical and theological understanding of identity formation, from Aristotle and Augustine through to contemporary thinkers, Freedom of the Self suggests some tangible steps for the individual and the church in regard to how everyday concerns such as economics, literature, and urbanization can be part of living into the life of the kenotic self.

French Ghosts Russian Nights And American Outlaws Souvenirs Of A Professional Vagabond

Autore: Susan Spano
Editore: Roaring Forties Press
ISBN: 1938901266
Grandezza: 69,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 370

Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan’s passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan.

Alison Lurie

Autore: Judie Newman
Editore: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042012226
Grandezza: 44,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9947

Drawing on personal interviews, manuscript collections, and the author's unpublished writings, Judie Newman offers a comprehensive study of the work of Alison Lurie from her early involvement in the Poets' Theatre to the AIDS comedy of her most recent novel, The Last Resort (1988). In her profound social and intellectual engagement with American Utopianism, from its historical origins through such contemporary manifestations as Walter Benjamin's Hollywood, the American University, feminist theorisations, the religious cult and the gay heterotopia, and in her intertextual reworkings of folk and fairy tale, biography, diary novel, the 'International Theme' and the classic ghost story, Lurie maintains an uncanny ability to serve critical aesthetic purposes within a popular fictional form. Semiotic comedies - comedies of the sign - rather than novels of manners, Lurie's fictions place her squarely within a radical American tradition.

Games And Activities For Media Communication And Cultural Studies Students

Autore: Arthur Asa Berger
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530447
Grandezza: 45,99 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6690

Based on class activities and assignments used by the author over nearly forty years of teaching, Games and Activities for Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies Students is a natural accompaniment for texts in media or cultural studies and communication courses. Berger has put together a range of activities that will help students apply the ideas and concepts learned about media and communication to films, television programs, advertisements, and other media texts. It also gives tips to students and professors on how to create new games and includes a glossary of communication and cultural studies terms. Games and Activities will help turn textbook concepts into useful applications. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Owl The Raven And The Dove

Autore: G. Ronald Murphy
Editore: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195151695
Grandezza: 63,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7057

This study takes five of the Grimm brothers' best-known tales and argues that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. The author examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and demonstrates how they missed the Grimms' intention.

Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010

Autore: Sara Wasson
Editore: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 184631707X
Grandezza: 44,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9560

Gothic fiction's focus on the irrational and supernatural would seem to conflict with science fiction's rational foundations. However, as this novel collection demonstrates, the two categories often intersect in rich and revealing ways. Analyzing a range of works—including literature, film, graphic novels, and trading card games—from the past three decades through the lens of this hybrid genre, this volume examines their engagement with the era's dramatic changes in communication technology, medical science, and personal and global politics.

The Power Of Glamour

Autore: Virginia Postrel
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476718873
Grandezza: 19,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1362

In provocative detail with more than one hundred illustrations, critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel separates glamour from glitz, revealing what qualities make a person, an object, a setting, or an experience glamorous. What is it that creates that pleasurable pang of desire—the feeling of “if only”? If only I could wear those clothes, belong to that group, drive that car, live in that house, be (or be with) that person? Postrel identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning. The Power of Glamour is the very first book to explain what glamour really is—not just style or a personal quality but a phenomenon that reveals our inner lives and shapes our decisions, large and small. By embodying the promise of a different and better self in different and better circumstances, glamour stokes ambition and nurtures hope, even as it fosters sometimes-dangerous illusions. From vacation brochures to military recruiting ads, from the Chrysler Building to the iPad, from political utopias to action heroines, Postrel argues that glamour is a seductive cultural force. Its magic stretches beyond the stereotypical spheres of fashion or film, influencing our decisions about what to buy, where to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote. The result is myth shattering: a revelatory theory that explains how glamour became a powerful form of nonverbal persuasion, one that taps into our most secret dreams and deepest yearnings to influence our everyday choices.

Tales Of Bluebeard And His Wives From Late Antiquity To Postmodern Times

Autore: Shuli Barzilai
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136096663
Grandezza: 35,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3582

This project provides an in-depth study of narratives about Bluebeard and his wives, or narratives with identifiable Bluebeard motifs, and the intertextual and extratextual personal, political, literary, and sociocultural factors that have made the tale a particularly fertile ground for an author’s adaptation of the story. Whereas Charles Dickens, for example, expresses a sympathetic identification with Bluebeard, and a discernable strain of misogyny emerges in his recreation of the tale and recurrent allusions to it, his contemporary, William Makepeace Thackeray, uses the tale as a springboard for his critique of avarice, hypocrisy, pretension, and the subjugation of women in Victorian society.