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The Resource Why fairy tales stick : the evolution and relevance of a genre, Jack Zipes

Why fairy tales stick : the evolution and relevance of a genre, Jack Zipes

Label
Why fairy tales stick : the evolution and relevance of a genre
Title
Why fairy tales stick
Title remainder
the evolution and relevance of a genre
Statement of responsibility
Jack Zipes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes takes on the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a serious genre with wide social and cultural ramifications, Jack Zipes here makes his strongest case for the idea of the fairy tale not just as a collection of stories for children but a profoundly important genre. Why Fairy Tales Stick introduces new critical approaches to the study of classical fairy tales such as "Cinderella," "Snow White, "Beauty and the Beast," and "Hansel and Gretel" in an effort to understand how and why fairy tales have evolved over the last three hundred years and remained so relevant in our lives. Why culture has favored certain fairy tales may not be simply a question of ideology - tales reinforcing a societal status quo - but also deeply related to issues of genetics, memetics, linguistics, and evolution. Just as we as a species have evolved, Zipes argues, so has the oral folk tale been transformed as literary fairy tale to assist us in surviving and adapting to our environment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zipes, Jack
Dewey number
398.201/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3437
LC item number
.Z58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
Label
Why fairy tales stick : the evolution and relevance of a genre, Jack Zipes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-301) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 301-306
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Toward a Theory of the Fairy Tale as Literary Genre -- 2. The Evolution and Dissemination of the Classical Fairy Tale -- 3. Once Upon a Time in the Future: The Relevance of Fairy Tales -- 4. The Moral Strains of Fairy Tales and Fantasy -- 5. The Male Key to Bluebeard's Secret -- 6. Hansel and Gretel: On Translating Abandonment, Fear, and Hunger -- 7. To Be or Not To Be Eaten: The Survival of Traditional Storytelling
Control code
ocm64208181
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780415977814
Lccn
2006004867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64208181
Label
Why fairy tales stick : the evolution and relevance of a genre, Jack Zipes
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-301) and index
  • Includes filmography: pages 301-306
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Toward a Theory of the Fairy Tale as Literary Genre -- 2. The Evolution and Dissemination of the Classical Fairy Tale -- 3. Once Upon a Time in the Future: The Relevance of Fairy Tales -- 4. The Moral Strains of Fairy Tales and Fantasy -- 5. The Male Key to Bluebeard's Secret -- 6. Hansel and Gretel: On Translating Abandonment, Fear, and Hunger -- 7. To Be or Not To Be Eaten: The Survival of Traditional Storytelling
Control code
ocm64208181
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780415977814
Lccn
2006004867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64208181

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