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Symbolizing Tradition: On the Scatology of an Ethnic Identity

Simon J. Bronner

in Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that much of Pennsylvania German folklore is characterized by the theme of feces and anality, especially related to the animal symbol of the chicken. This theme is a cultural ... More


Comparative Ecology of Giant Pandas in the Five Mountain Ranges of Their Distribution in China

Jinchu Hu and Fuwen Wei

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the ecological similarities and differences in giant pandas among the Qinling, Minshan, Qionglai, Xiangling, and Liangshan mountains in terms of their habitat requirements, ... More


Fecal Matters: Prolegomenon to a History of Shit in Japan

David L. Howell

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a comprehensive history of shit in Japan and shit's environmental consequences. It argues that shit is something useful—a source of benefit for the individual and the nation—and ... More


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