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The Resource Storytelling in northern Zambia : theory, method, practice and other necessary fictions, Robert Cancel, (electronic resource)

Storytelling in northern Zambia : theory, method, practice and other necessary fictions, Robert Cancel, (electronic resource)

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Storytelling in northern Zambia : theory, method, practice and other necessary fictions
Title
Storytelling in northern Zambia
Title remainder
theory, method, practice and other necessary fictions
Statement of responsibility
Robert Cancel
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Language
eng
Summary
"Storytelling plays an important part in the vibrant cultural life of Zambia and in many other communities across Africa. This innovative book provides a collection and analysis of oral narrative traditions as practiced by five Bemba-speaking ethnic groups in Zambia. The integration of newly digitalised audio and video recordings into the text enables the reader to encounter the storytellers themselves and hear their narratives as they were recounted during Robert Cancel's research trips to Zambia. Robert Cancel's thorough critical interpretation, combined with these newly digitalised audio and video materials, makes Storytelling in Northern Zambia a much needed addition to the slender corpus of African folklore studies that deal with storytelling performance. Cancel threads his way between the complex demands of African fieldwork studies, folklore theory, narrative modes, reflexive description and simple documentation and succeeds in bringing to the reader a set of performers and their performances that are vivid, varied and instructive. He illustrates this living narrative tradition with a wide range of examples, and highlights the social status of narrators and the complex local identities that are at play. Cancel's innovative study tells us not only about storytelling but sheds light on the study of oral literatures throughout Africa and beyond. Its innovative format, meanwhile, explores new directions in the integration of primary source material into scholarly texts. This book is part of our World Oral Literature Series in conjunction with the World Oral Literature Project."--
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Digitized audio and video recordings of the narratives and the storytellers are integrated into the text. Additional links are available from the publisher's website.
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Cancel, Robert
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Open Book Publishers
Series statement
  • OpenBook Publishers
  • Open Access e-Books
  • World oral literature series
Series volume
vol. 3
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  • Tabwa (African people)
  • Bemba (African people)
  • Bisa (Zambian people)
  • Southern Lunda (African people)
  • Bwile (African people)
  • Oral tradition
  • Tales
  • Folklore
Label
Storytelling in northern Zambia : theory, method, practice and other necessary fictions, Robert Cancel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0033
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Available through Open Book Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 261-270) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Audio-Visual Resources -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword by Mark Turin -- I. Writing Oral Narrative: The Role and Description of Self in Recording Living Traditions -- II. The Tabwa Context: Mature Shifting of Frames and Adolescent Assertion -- III. Chiefs, Tricksters and Christians: Bemba Tales and Lessons -- IV. Bisa Storytelling: The Politics of Hunting, Beer-Drinks, and Elvis -- V. Telling Tales While Keeping Secrets: Two Lunda Storytelling Sessions -- VI. Stories on Demand: A Performance Session Among the Bwile -- VII. Conclusion: Lessons from Frozen Moments -- Works cited -- Index
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xb21065366
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Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 276 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781909254619
Issn
2054-362X
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878145068
Terms governing use
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC-BY 3.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.
Label
Storytelling in northern Zambia : theory, method, practice and other necessary fictions, Robert Cancel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0033
Publication
Copyright
Note
Available through Open Book Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 261-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Audio-Visual Resources -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword by Mark Turin -- I. Writing Oral Narrative: The Role and Description of Self in Recording Living Traditions -- II. The Tabwa Context: Mature Shifting of Frames and Adolescent Assertion -- III. Chiefs, Tricksters and Christians: Bemba Tales and Lessons -- IV. Bisa Storytelling: The Politics of Hunting, Beer-Drinks, and Elvis -- V. Telling Tales While Keeping Secrets: Two Lunda Storytelling Sessions -- VI. Stories on Demand: A Performance Session Among the Bwile -- VII. Conclusion: Lessons from Frozen Moments -- Works cited -- Index
Control code
xb21065366
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 276 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781909254619
Issn
2054-362X
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878145068
Terms governing use
This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (CC-BY 3.0). For more detailed information consult the publisher's website.

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