When our words return : writing, hearing, and remembering oral traditions of Alaska and the Yukon

"The title to this interdisciplinary collection draws on the Yupik Eskimo belief that seals, fish, and other game are precious gifts that, when treated with respect and care, will return to be hunted again. Just so, if oral traditions are told faithfully and respectfully, they will return to be...

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Main Author: Morrow, Phyllis
Other Authors: Schneider, William S.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Logan, Utah Utah State University Press ©1995, 1995
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"The title to this interdisciplinary collection draws on the Yupik Eskimo belief that seals, fish, and other game are precious gifts that, when treated with respect and care, will return to be hunted again. Just so, if oral traditions are told faithfully and respectfully, they will return to benefit future generations. The contributors to this volume are concerned with the interpretation and representation of oral narrative and how it is shaped by its audience and the time, place, and cultural context of the narration. Thus, oral traditions are understood as a series of dialogues between tradition bearers and their listeners, including those who record, write, and interpret."--Publisher's description
Item Description:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Physical Description:ix, 244 pages illustrations, maps
ISBN:0874211956
1283077981
9780874211955
9781283077989
9780874211993
0874211999