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Title Monsters, tricksters, and sacred cows : animal tales and American identities / edited by A. James Arnold ; with an afterword by Derek Walcott
Published Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1996


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 W'PONDS  398.0973 Arn/Mta  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series New World studies
New World studies.
Contents Introduction: Monsters, Tricksters, and Sacred Cows: Animal Tales and American Identities / A. James Arnold -- Enemies of God: Monsters and the Theology of Conquest / Michael Palencia-Roth -- Who Is the Mightiest of Them All? Jaguar and Conquistador in Piaroa Images of Alterity and Identity / Joanna Overing -- Animal Souls, Co-essences, and Human Destiny in Mesoamerica / Gary H. Gossen -- Coyote, the Thinking (Wo)man's Trickster / Dell H. Hymes -- Lushootseed Animal People: Mediation and Transformation from Myth to History / Jay Miller and Vi Hilbert -- Breaking the Spell: Accounts of Encantados by Descendants of Runaway Slaves / Candace Slater -- Animal Images in Caribbean Hindu Mythology / Brinsley Samaroo -- From Ancestral to Creole: Humans and Animals in a West Indian Scale of Values / Jeremy Poynting -- The Trickster as Triptych / Kandioura Drame -- Animal Tales, Historic Dispossession, and Creole Identity in the French West Indies / A. James Arnold
Afterword: Animals, Elemental Tales, and the Theater / Derek Walcott
Analysis Tales By American Indians
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Animals -- America -- Folklore.
Human-animal relationships -- America -- Folklore.
Indians -- Folklore.
Author Arnold, A. James (Albert James), 1939-
LC no. 95033391
ISBN 0813916453 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813916461 (paperback: alk. paper)