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Title Shapeshifters : a history / John B. Kachuba.
Author Kachuba, John B., author.
Imprint London : Reaktion Books, Limited, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (201 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. Real or imaginary, shapeshifters lurk deep in our psyches and remain formidable cultural icons. The myths, magic, and meaning surrounding shapeshifters are brought vividly to life in John B. Kachuba's compelling and original cultural history. 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. 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Shapeshifting.
Animals, Mythical.
Monsters -- Social aspects -- History.
Animals, Mythical. (OCoLC)fst00809602
Shapeshifting. (OCoLC)fst01748560
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Kachuba, John B. Shapeshifters : A History. London : Reaktion Books, Limited, ©2019 9781789140798
ISBN 1789140978
9781789140972 (electronic bk.)

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