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Trickster Brain Neuroscience, Evolution, and Narrative

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ISBN-10: 0739143972

ISBN-13: 9780739143971

Edition: 2012

Authors: David Williams

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List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Publication date: 5/29/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 314
Size: 6.16" wide x 9.27" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Credits
Introduction
Searching for Trickster
The Silver-Tongued Devil
Archetypes
Where Is Science in the Study of Literature?
Universal Human Nature
Textual Authority vs. Empirical Evidence
How Did Language Begin?
Chomsky
Schema Theory
The Tricksterish Brain
Evolution
The Brain of Sex
Sex, Disease, and Competition
Displays
The Sexiest Animals
Ornamental Mind
The Brain of Love and War
Monogamy?
Women and War
Civilization and Enslavement of Women
Why Love?
The Power of Love: Women's Songs of Love from Afghanistan
The Brain of Song
Music and Language-Common Roots
Two Camps
Why Did Music and Language Split?
Music and Food
Sexual Selection for Music
Tribal Songs of Love
Ethics
The Falacy of the Naturalistic Fallacy: Is-Ought
Fairness and Justice in the Animal World
Storytelling and the Theory of Mind
Unconsciousness and Consciousness
Theory of Mind
The Brain of God
Potheism/Monotheism and the Search for Meaning
Why God?
What Caused Religion?
Origins of Religion
Other Explanations
The Trickster of Mythology
Why Trickster?
Trickster Biological Origins
A Swath of Trickster Stories from Oral Literature
Sex, Desire, and the Body
Some Trickster Stories from Around the World
Coyote Marries a Man (Plains Cree, North America)
Coyote and Beaver Exchange Wives (Cochiti, North America)
The Winkte Way (Omaha, North America)
Legba (Fon, West Africa)
Coyote Visits the Women (Assiniboine, North America)
Coyote and His Anus (Nez Perce, North America)
The Trickster Myth Excerpts (Winnebago, North America)
Uncle Tompa (Tibet)
Namaranganin (Aborigine, Australia)
Coyote Sleeps with His Own Daughters (Southern Ute, North America)
How Kwaku Ananse Got Aso in Marriage (Ashanti, Africa)
Coyote Keeps his Dead Wife's Genitals (Lipan Apache, North America) -
Female Tricksters
Evil Woman Trickster Stories
The Toothed Vagina (Yurok, North America)
Teeth in the Wrong Place (Ponca-Otoe, North America)
Proverbs 5: 3-8 (Hebrew)
Clever/Good Women Trickster Stories
Old Coyote Man Meets Coyote Woman (Blackfoot, North America)
The Most Precious Thing in the World (Hebrew)
The Wife Who Refused to Be Beaten (Kashmiri, India)
Literary Filters
Music and the Trickster
Singing the World Into Being: Creation Stories with Song
Apache Creation Story (North America)
Bunjil the Creator, No. I (Aboriginal, Australian)
Din� (or Navaio) (North America)
Mythic Trickster Musicians and Singers
Ajapa and the Roasted Peanut Seller (Yoruba, Africa)
Coyote Giving (Paiute, North America)
Hermes (Greek)
Hanuman (India)
The Zande Trickster, Tule; The Bushman (Africa)
A Swath of Other Trickster Stories from Around the World
The Wonderful Tar Baby Story (African American)
How Mr. Rabbit Was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox
How the Wicked Tanuki Was Punished (Japan)
Fox and Snake-Good Is Repaid with Evil (Venezuela)
Sun Wu-k'ung, The Monkey King (China)
Dionysus (Greek)
The Wanderings of Dionysus
Prometheus (Greek)
Pandora (Greek)
Orpheus (Greek)
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas (Apocrophy Gospel, 2nd Century)
Cakchiquel Maya (Guatemala)/Matias Sicajan
We-Gyet ('Ksan, Northwest Coast)
The Trickster Personified
Buddhist Clowns
Jewish and Christian Clowns
Other Clowns
Islamic Clown
Jesters
Kannada; Tamil; Telugu (India)
How Tanali Rama Became a Jester (India)
Tyll Ulenspiegel's Merry Prank (Germany)
Quevedo and the King (Mexico)
Blues and Courting Tricksters
Trickster in Written Literature
Trickster Was Wandering
Notes
Index
About the Author