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The Resource The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : oral and written culture in Africa and beyond, Karin Barber, (electronic resource)

The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : oral and written culture in Africa and beyond, Karin Barber, (electronic resource)

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The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : oral and written culture in Africa and beyond
Title
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics
Title remainder
oral and written culture in Africa and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Karin Barber
Title variation
The Anthropology of Texts, Persons & Publics
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What can texts - both written and oral - tell us about the societies that produce them? How are texts constituted in different cultures, and how do they shape societies and individuals? How can we understand the people who compose them? Drawing on examples from Africa and other countries, this original study sets out to answer these questions, by exploring textuality from a variety of angles. Topics covered include the importance of genre, the ways in which oral genres transcend the here-and-now, and the complex relationship between texts and the material world. Barber considers the ways in which personhood is evoked, both in oral poetry and in written diaries and letters, discusses the audience's role in creating the meaning of texts, and shows textual creativity to be a universal human capacity expressed in myriad forms. Engaging and thought-provoking, this book will be welcomed by anyone interested in anthropology, literature and cultural studies.--
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1949-
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Barber, Karin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • New departures in anthropology
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Oral tradition
  • Folklore
  • Oral tradition
  • Folklore
Label
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : oral and written culture in Africa and beyond, Karin Barber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511619656
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Publication
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
1. Anthropology and text -- 2. Genre, society and history -- 3. The constitution of oral texts -- 4. Text and personhood -- 5. Audiences and publics -- 6. The private -- 7. Textual fields and popular creativity
Control code
CR9780511619656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
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
9780521546874
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)226291408
Label
The anthropology of texts, persons and publics : oral and written culture in Africa and beyond, Karin Barber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511619656
Publication
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
1. Anthropology and text -- 2. Genre, society and history -- 3. The constitution of oral texts -- 4. Text and personhood -- 5. Audiences and publics -- 6. The private -- 7. Textual fields and popular creativity
Control code
CR9780511619656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
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
9780521546874
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)226291408

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