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The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre, Jack Zipes

Label
The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre
Title
The irresistible fairy tale
Title remainder
the cultural and social history of a genre
Statement of responsibility
Jack Zipes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold--and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world. Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an ever-growing variety of media. In making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; Catherine Breillat's film adaptation of Perrault's "Bluebeard"; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions. While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved--and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zipes, Jack
Dewey number
398.209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR550
LC item number
.Z59 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Sprookjes
  • Märchen
  • Kultur
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Märchenforschung
  • Erzählforschung
  • Erzählerin
  • Cuentos
  • Cuentos
Label
The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre, Jack Zipes
Link
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9676.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural evolution of storytelling and fairy tales: human communication and memetics -- The meaning of fairy tale within the evolution of culture -- Remaking "Bluebeard", or Good-bye to Perrault -- Witch as Fairy/Fairy as witch: unfathomable Baba Yagas -- The tales of innocent persecuted heroines and their neglected female storytellers and collectors -- Giuseppe Pitrè and the great collectors of folk tales in the nineteenth century -- Fairy-tale collisions, or the Explosion of a genre -- Appendix A: Sensationalist scholarship: a "new" history of fairy tales -- Appendix B: Reductionist scholarship: a "new" definition of the fairy tale
Control code
ocn757838227
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780691153384
Lccn
2011040188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691153384
  • (OCoLC)757838227
Label
The irresistible fairy tale : the cultural and social history of a genre, Jack Zipes
Link
http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9676.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural evolution of storytelling and fairy tales: human communication and memetics -- The meaning of fairy tale within the evolution of culture -- Remaking "Bluebeard", or Good-bye to Perrault -- Witch as Fairy/Fairy as witch: unfathomable Baba Yagas -- The tales of innocent persecuted heroines and their neglected female storytellers and collectors -- Giuseppe Pitrè and the great collectors of folk tales in the nineteenth century -- Fairy-tale collisions, or the Explosion of a genre -- Appendix A: Sensationalist scholarship: a "new" history of fairy tales -- Appendix B: Reductionist scholarship: a "new" definition of the fairy tale
Control code
ocn757838227
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780691153384
Lccn
2011040188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691153384
  • (OCoLC)757838227

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