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The Resource American tricksters : thoughts on the shadow side of a culture's psyche, William J. Jackson ; foreword by Peter Thuesen

American tricksters : thoughts on the shadow side of a culture's psyche, William J. Jackson ; foreword by Peter Thuesen

Label
American tricksters : thoughts on the shadow side of a culture's psyche
Title
American tricksters
Title remainder
thoughts on the shadow side of a culture's psyche
Statement of responsibility
William J. Jackson ; foreword by Peter Thuesen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tricksters are known by their deeds. Obviously not all the examples in American Tricksters are full-blown mythological tricksters like Coyote, Raven, or the Two Brothers found in Native American stories, or superhuman figures like the larger-than-life Davy Crockett of nineteenth-century tales. Newer expressions of trickiness do share some qualities with the Trickster archetype seen in myths. Rock stars who break taboos and get away with it, heroes who overcome monstrous circumstances, crafty folk who find a way to survive and thrive when the odds are against them, men making spectacles of themselves by feeding their astounding appetites in public--all have some trickster qualities. Each person, every living creature who ever faced an obstacle and needed to get around it, has found the built-in trickster impulse. Impasses turn the trickster gene on, or stimulate the trick-performing imagination--that's life. To explore the ways and means of trickster maneuvers can alert us to pitfalls, help us appreciate tricks that are entertaining, and aid us in fending off ploys which drain our resources and ruin our lives. Knowing more about the Trickster archetype in our psyches helps us be more self-aware."--From Publisher's website
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
398.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR524
LC item number
.J34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American tricksters : thoughts on the shadow side of a culture's psyche, William J. Jackson ; foreword by Peter Thuesen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Yesterday: tricksters in America's past -- 2. Today: fifteen kinds of tricksters in America -- 3. Tomorrow: lessons we need to learn from trickster -- Notes -- Appendix 1. On archetypes -- Appendix 2. Some American stories about con men -- Appendix 3. On masks and head coverings -- Appendix 4. On the clown in America -- Appendix 5. On mortgage fraud and other cons -- Appendix 6. George W. Bush as painter -- Appendix 7. On torture
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781625647900
Lccn
2015301821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn899159742
  • UtOrBLW
Label
American tricksters : thoughts on the shadow side of a culture's psyche, William J. Jackson ; foreword by Peter Thuesen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Yesterday: tricksters in America's past -- 2. Today: fifteen kinds of tricksters in America -- 3. Tomorrow: lessons we need to learn from trickster -- Notes -- Appendix 1. On archetypes -- Appendix 2. Some American stories about con men -- Appendix 3. On masks and head coverings -- Appendix 4. On the clown in America -- Appendix 5. On mortgage fraud and other cons -- Appendix 6. George W. Bush as painter -- Appendix 7. On torture
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781625647900
Lccn
2015301821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn899159742
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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