Story, Performance, and Event: Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Although the tales included are all from texas, local character anecdotes, accounts of practical jokes, hunting stories, including tall tales, they are representative of oral storytelling traditions in other parts of the United States, and so on. Based on a corpus of texan oral narratives collected by the author over the past fifteen years, this study presents an analysis of the literary qualities or orally performed verbal art, focusing on the significance of its social context.

He identifies these interrelationships by combining a close formal analysis of the texts with an ethnographic examination of the way in which their telling is accomplished, paying particular attention to the links between form and function. They are also highly entertaining in their own right. As an important contribution to the theoretical and practical literary analysis of orally performed narratives, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, the book will appeal to students and teachers of folklore, and literary theory.

Story, Performance, and Event: Contextual Studies of Oral Narrative Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture #ad - He also illuminates other more general concerns in the study of oral narrative, such as stability and variation in the oral text, the problem of genre, and the rhetorical efficacy of literary forms. Professor bauman's main emphasis is on the act of storytelling, not just the text. His central analytical concern is to demonstrate the interrelationships that exist between the events recounted in the narratives narrated events, the narrative texts, and the situations in which the narratives are told narrative events.

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Scenes of Jewish Life in Alsace: Village Tales from 19th-Century France Between Wanderings

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Steven Capsuto - Books & Translation Services #ad - You'll share their joys, losses, courtships and holiday celebrations. This edition also adds illustrations by Alphonse Lévy, a 19th-century Alsatian Jewish artist whose drawings and etchings mesh perfectly with the tales. You'll also meet traditional alsatian storytellers who recount Yiddish folk tales of ghosts and sorcery, and of "wonder rabbis" who could banish demons and lift curses.

This new english translation restores the Yiddishisms and Jewish wording that the author deleted in the 1850s when reworking the stories for a largely Gentile audience. Village tales from 19th-century francethe author of these charming stories grew up in a picturesque Yiddish-speaking village in 1830s France.

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Living Folklore, 2nd Edition: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions

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Utah State University Press #ad - Living folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse american groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation—from the field's history and major terms to theories and interpretive approaches.

Living folklore moves beyond genres and classifications, communities, and encourages students who are new to the field to see the study of folklore as a unique approach to understanding people, and day-to-day artistic communication. This revised edition incorporates new examples, research, and theory along with added discussion of digital and online folklore.

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Legends of the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng

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Ktav Pub & Distributors Inc #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A collection of legends and stories from the oral tradition of this group of Jews who migrated to China long ago offers a look at their history and unique identity.

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Tamil Oratory and the Dravidian Aesthetic: Democratic Practice in South India Cultures of History

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Columbia University Press #ad - Beginning with the advent of mass democratic politics in the 1940s, " or "beautiful Tamil" centamil, known as "fine, for its distinct literary virtuosity, a new generation of politician adopted this style, poesy, and alluring evocation of a pure Tamil past. It concerns an oratorical revolution, a transformation of oratorical style linked to larger transformations in society at large.

It explores the aesthetics of Tamil oratory and its vital relationship to one of the key institutions of modern society: democracy. Bernard bate explores the centamil phenomenon, urban political ritual, arguing that the genre's spectacular literacy and use of ceremonial procession, and posters, praise poetry are critical components in the production of a singularly Tamil mode of political modernity: a Dravidian neoclassicism.

Tamil Oratory and the Dravidian Aesthetic: Democratic Practice in South India Cultures of History #ad - Used book in Good Condition. From his perspective, the centamil revolution and Dravidian neoclassicism suggest that modernity is not the mere successor of tradition but the production of tradition, and that this production is a primary modality of modernity, a new newness-albeit a newness of old things.

This is a book about the newness of old things. Therefore this book also bears on the centrality of language to the modern human condition. Though tamil oratory is a relatively new practice in south India, the Dravidian or Tamil nationalist style employs archaic forms of Tamil that suggest an ancient mode of speech.

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Discourse Analysis Introducing Linguistics

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Revised and updated, this third edition of Barbara Johnstone’s Discourse Analysis encourages students to think about discourse analysis as an open-ended set of techniques. Chapters in this book are self-contained, practical examples, interdisciplinary audience examples of computer-aided corpus analysis reflecting the improvements made to theories and tools supplement every chapter Discussion questions and ideas for small research projects are interspersed throughout The combination of breadth of coverage, so they can be handled in any order Suggested supplementary readings are featured at the end of every chapter Book is written specifically for a non-specialist, and student-friendly pedagogical features ensures Discourse Analysis remains the ideal textbook for students taking their first course in linguistic approaches to discourse.

Exploring a variety of approaches, including critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, ethnography, social semiotics, the book balances its comprehensive coverage with extensive practical examples, interactional and variationist sociolinguistics, and other qualitative and quantitative methods, making it the ideal introductory text for students new to the subject.

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Pedagogical features have been refreshed, and ideas for small research projects, exercises, including discussion questions, with suggested supplementary readings at the end of each chapter to encourage further discovery.

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Rabinal Achi: A Mayan Drama of War and Sacrifice

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Oxford University Press #ad - Here is one of the most important surviving works of pre-Columbian civilization, Rabinal Achi, a Mayan drama set a century before the arrival of the Spanish, produced by the translator of the best selling Popol Vuh. Dennis tedlock's translation is clear and vivid; more than that, it is rooted in an understanding of how the play is actually performed.

Despite being banned for centuries by Spanish authorities, it survived in actual practice, and is still performed in the town of Rabinal today. Tedlock provides an introduction and commentary that explain the historical events compressed into the play, the Spanish influence on the Mayan dramatic tradition, and the cultural and religious world preserved in this remarkable play.

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Telling Stories the Kiowa Way

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University of Arizona Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. And outsiders are seldom involved. Combining narrative, personal experience, and ethnography in an original and artful way, Palmer—an anthropologist raised in a traditional Kiowa family—shows not only that storytelling remains an integral part of Kiowa culture but also that narratives embedded in everyday conversation are the means by which Kiowa cultural beliefs and values are maintained.

This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers. A small group of relatives and close friends gather. Tales are informative as well as entertaining. Group participation is expected. Firmly rooted in current linguistic anthropological thought, Telling Stories the Kiowa Way is a work of analysis and interpretation that helps us understand story within its larger cultural contexts.

Telling Stories the Kiowa Way #ad - . Joking and teasing are key components. Among the kiowa, storytelling takes place under familiar circumstances. He shows how storytellers employ the narrative devices of actively participating in oral narratives, leaving stories wide open, or telling stories within stories. Focusing on stories and their meaning within a narrative and ethnographic context, stories about the coming of Táimê the spirit of the Sun Dance to the Kiowas, he draws on a range of material, including dream stories, and stories of tricksters and tribal heroes.

And he demonstrates how stories can reflect a wide range of sensibilities, from magical realism to gossip.

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The Art of Making Do in Naples

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - In naples, there are more singers than there are unemployed people. These words echo through the neomelodica music scene, pirate TV, a vast undocumented economy animated by wedding singers, and tens of thousands of fans throughout southern Italy and beyond. Pine, likewise “making do, ” gradually realized that the completion of his ethnographic work also depended on the aid of forbidding figures.

The art of making do in naples offers a riveting ethnography of the lives of men who seek personal sovereignty in a shadow economy dominated, in incalculable ways, by the camorra. Used book in Good Condition. In the art of making do in naples, Jason Pine explores the murky neomelodica music scene and finds himself on uncertain ground.

The “art of making do” refers to the informal and sometimes illicit entrepreneurial tactics of some Neapolitans who are pursuing a better life for themselves and their families. Used book in Good Condition. It can also require associating with crime boss-impresarios who guarantee their success by underwriting it with extortion, drug trafficking, and territorial influence.

The Art of Making Do in Naples #ad - In the process, they brush up against affiliates of the region’s violent organized crime networks, the camorra. In the neomelodica music scene, the art of making do involves operating do-it-yourself recording studios and performing at the private parties of crime bosses. Making his way through naples’s spectacular historic center and outer slums, on the trail of charmingly evasive neomelodici singers and unsettlingly elusive camorristi, Pine himself becomes a music video director and falls into the orbit of a shadowy music promoter who may or may not be a camorra affiliate.

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The Legacy of Dell Hymes: Ethnopoetics, Narrative Inequality, and Voice Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology

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Indiana University Press #ad - As these essays amply demonstrate, nearly six decades later ethnopoetics and Hymes’s focus on narrative inequality and voice provide a still valuable critical lens for current research in anthropology and folklore. Hymes 1927–2009 is arguably best known for his pioneering work in ethnopoetics, a studied approach to Native verbal art that elucidates cultural significance and aesthetic form.

Used book in Good Condition. Through ethnopoetics, so much can be understood in diverse cultural settings and situations: gleaning the voices of individual Koryak storytellers and aesthetic sensibilities from century-old wax cylinder recordings; understanding the similarities and differences between Apache life stories told 58 years apart; how Navajo punning and an expressive device illuminate the work of a Navajo poet; decolonizing Western Mono and Yokuts stories by bringing to the surface the performances behind the texts written down by scholars long ago; and keenly appreciating the potency of language revitalization projects among First Nations communities in the Yukon and northwestern California.

The Legacy of Dell Hymes: Ethnopoetics, Narrative Inequality, and Voice Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology #ad - The accomplishments and enduring influence of renowned anthropologist Dell Hymes are showcased in these essays by leading practitioners in the field. Fascinating and topical, these essays not only honor a legacy but also point the way forward. Used book in Good Condition.

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Metamorphoses Penguin Classics

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Penguin Classics #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Pyramus and Thisbe, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pygmalion, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy.

With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem, ovid brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, in an accessible translation by David RaeburnIn Metamophoses, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings.

Metamorphoses Penguin Classics #ad - Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Books.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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