A World of Others' Words
Cross-cultural Perspectives on Intertextuality
By (author) Richard Bauman
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World of Others' Words by Richard Bauman
Book DescriptionDrawing on his work in Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, North America, Ghana, and Fiji, linguistic anthropologist and folklorist Richard Bauman presents a series of ethnographic case studies that offer a sparkling look at intertextuality as communicative practice. This book presents a fascinating perspective on intertextuality: the idea that written and spoken texts speak to one another, e.g. through genre or allusions; presents a series of ethnographic case studies to illustrate the topic; and, draws on a broad range of oral performances and literary records from across the world. The author's introduction sets a framework for the analysis of genre, perform and intertextuality. It also shows how performers blend genres, e.g., telling stories about riddles or legends about magical verses, or constructing sales pitches.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405116053
(228mm x 141mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Bauman
World of Others' Words, Hardback (June 2004)
Presents a series of ethnographic case studies that look at intertextuality as communicative practice. This book presents a perspective on intertextuality: the idea that written and spoken texts speak to one another, for example through genre or allusions.
Voices of Modernity, Hardback (July 2003)
This 2003 book discusses how new ways of thinking about language have uncovered previously 'legitimated' linguistic and social inequalities.
Human Rights in Ancient Rome, Hardback (October 1999)
Investigating the concept of human rights in the Roman world, this text provides comparisons between the Roman and the 20th century understanding of human rights.
Folklore, Cultural Performances and Popular Entertainments, Paperback (January 1992)» View all books by Richard Bauman
This book brings together articles from The International Encyclopedia of Communications in the areas of Folklore, Drama, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication, Music, and History, with a new introduction and updated bibliographies.
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Author Biography - Richard Bauman
Richard Bauman is Distinguished Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Communication and Culture, and Anthropology, and Director of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington. His books include Verbal Art as Performance (1977), Let Your Words Be Few (1983), Story, Performance, and Event (1986), and Voices of Modernity (with Charles L. Briggs, 2003).
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