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Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Michael Dylan Foster

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks ... More


Movement: Ana Castillo's Shape-Shifting Identities

Suzanne Bost

in Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Movement traces the ways in which fluid bodies actually move through the world. A composite image of the one legged trickster god from the few and brief allusions to Mesoamerican culture in ... More


Of Leopards and Leaders: Annang Society to 1909

David Pratten

in The Man-Leopard Murders: History and Society in Colonial Nigeria

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625536
eISBN:
9780748670659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625536.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the constitution of Annang society and the intersections of corporate and individual modes of identification. It outlines the key elements of Annang personhood in relation to ... More


Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Michelle Osterfeld Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book draws from theories of the grotesque to examine many of the strange and extraordinary creatures and phenomena in the premodern Japanese tales called setsuwa. Grotesque representations in ... More


Devouring the Hearts of the People: The Weretiger

Peter Boomgaard

in Frontiers of Fear: Tigers and People in the Malay World, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085396
eISBN:
9780300127591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085396.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the popular belief about weretigers in the Malay world. There were two main types of weretiger beliefs in areas where tigers were present during historical times. One was the ... More


Transforming Tales: Rewriting Metamorphosis in Medieval French Literature

Miranda Griffin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199686988
eISBN:
9780191804083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686988.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores in detail the importance of ideas of metamorphosis in French literature from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. Not only does it explore the ways in which stories of ... More


Miles Davis

Larry Kart

in Jazz in Search of Itself

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104202
eISBN:
9780300128192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104202.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Miles Davis, a figure of major artistic importance for almost forty years, who has also become, in the words of fellow musician Chico Hamilton, “jazz's only superstar,” a bona ... More


‘Dutchland Devil’: The prince and the pamphleteers, August-December 1642

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the series of vituperative attacks which were launched against the prince by Parliamentarian polemicists during the opening months of the Civil War (by which time Rupert had ... More


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