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Shapeshifters : a history

著者: John B Kachuba
出版商: London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2019. ©2019
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A cultural history of the myths, magic, and meaning surrounding shapeshifters. Featuring an array of examples from history, literature, film, TV, and computer games, it explores our secret desire to become something other than human.
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类型/形式: History
文档类型 图书
所有的著者/提供者: John B Kachuba
ISBN: 178914079X 9781789140798
OCLC号码: 1041765423
描述: 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
内容: Introduction: Entering the world of the shapeshifter --
1. Gods and goddesses: Shapeshifters in antiquity --
2. When men become gods: Mortal shapeshifters --
3. The power of transformation --
4. Fay, Faerie and Folk shapeshifters: Europe --
5. Fay, Faerie and Folk shapeshifters around the world --
6. The werewolf --
7. The vampire --
8. Fluid shapeshifters: Sex, gender and identity --
9. Shapeshifters in popular culture: Literature and the media --
10. Final transformation.
责任: John B. Kachuba.

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A cultural history of the myths, magic, and meaning surrounding shapeshifters. Featuring an array of examples from history, literature, film, TV, and computer games, it explores our secret desire to become something other than human.

"There is something about a shapeshifter--a person who can transform into an animal--that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons, and other weird creatures appeal to our animal nature, our dark side, our desire to break free of the bonds of society and proper behavior. Rituals in early cultures worldwide seemingly allowed shamans, sorcerers, witches, and wizards to transform at will into animals and back again. Today, there are millions of people who believe that shapeshifters walk among us and may even be world leaders. Real or imaginary, shapeshifters lurk deep in our psyches and remain formidable cultural icons. The myths and magic surrounding shapeshifters are brought vividly to life in John B. Kachuba's compelling and original cultural history. Featuring a fantastic and ghoulish array of examples from history, literature, film, TV, and computer games, Shapeshifters explores our secret desire to become something other than human."--book jacket.

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