The Bear and His Sons: Masculinity in Spanish and Mexican Folktales

The Bear and His Sons: Masculinity in Spanish and Mexican Folktales

by James M Taggart

Paperback(Univ of Texas PR ed.)

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How two men tell common Hispanic folktales, and how their stories present different ways of being a man in their respective cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292781450
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Series: Music; 14
Edition description: Univ of Texas PR ed.
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 1,234,580
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James M. Taggart is Lewis Audenreid Professor of History and Archaeology at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. “The Bear’s Son” in Spain
  • 3. “The Bear’s Son” in Mexico
  • 4. Tricksters in Spain
  • 5. Tricksters in Mexico
  • 6. “Blood Brothers”
  • 7. “The Two Travelers”
  • 8. Florencio’s “Blancaflor”
  • 9. Nacho’s “Blancaflor”
  • 10. “Orpheus”
  • 11. Conclusions
  • Appendix: “The Bear’s Son” in Spanish and Nahuat
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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This is a bold and brilliant example of controlled cultural comparison... a major contribution.
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