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Author Graham, Laura R., 1956-

Title Performing dreams : discourses of immortality among the Xavante of Central Brazil / Laura R. Graham
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, 1995


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 W'PONDS  306.089984 Gra/Pdd  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Notes on Xavante Orthography and Transcription -- 1. Introduction: Performing Dreams -- 2. Descendants of the First Creators -- 3. Sounds of Time, the Time of Sounds -- 4. Singing Dreams, Dreams of Singing -- 5. Depersonalizing the Dream: The Politics of Narrative Performance -- 6. Becoming a Creator -- 7. Performing the Dream -- Appendix: Musical Transcriptions
Summary "Discourse-centered approach to Xavante culture focuses on the performance of songs, the telling of dreams, and the transmission of culture. Principal arguments are that the meaning of expressive practices is constructed through performance; that dreams may be seen as communicative and hence social processes; and that discursive practices are essential to the process of cultural transmission"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-283) and index
Subject Discourse analysis, Narrative -- Brazil -- Pimentel Barbosa Reserve
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Folklore -- Performance -- Brazil -- Pimentel Barbosa Reserve
Oral tradition -- Brazil -- Pimentel Barbosa Reserve
Dream interpretation -- Brazil -- Terra Indígena Pimental Barbosa
Xavante Indians -- Folklore.
Xavante Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Xavante Indians -- Social conditions.
Xavante language -- Discourse analysis.
Xavante mythology.
LC no. 94033194
ISBN 0292727763 (cloth : alk. paper)