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Cultural Heroes and Mirrors of Darker Desires: Transitioning Tricksters of Our Past into Contemporary Society

By Laura R. Nadelberg

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the trickster character, and its major importance and existence cross culturally, as well as in contemporary society. Many individuals are confused as to what exactly a trickster is. This paper will attempt to explain its nature in terms of defining characteristics. Although the trickster is generally thought of a lost icon or an extinct character, this paper will show that it is very much alive and well in today’s culture

Topics: trickster, folklore, anthropology
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Connecticut College
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.conncoll.edu:anthrohp-1000

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