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Author Braid, Donald.

Title Scottish traveller tales : lives shaped through stories / Donald Braid
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 313 pages) : illustrations
Contents "That's not a crack; that's a story": an overview of traveller storytelling traditions -- "It could have happened": storytelling identity, and worldview -- "I never met my grandfather, but I heard stories about him": storytelling and community -- "You'll have to change your ways": the negotiation of identity in storytelling performance -- "Did it happen or did it not?": creativity, worldview, and narrative knowing
Summary The "Travelling People" of Scotland are the traditionally nomadic minority group known also by the derogatory term "tinkers." Traveling in groups or in their individual caravans along the high roads and byways of Scotland, they have established a distinct identity and mode of life for themselves that preserves centuries-old cultural beliefs. For their skill as storytellers, as well as ballad singers, they are internationally recognized for the richest storytelling traditions of the world. One of their best-known storytellers is Duncan Williamson. He was fascinated by storytelling from an early
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-310) and index
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Subject Scottish Travellers (Nomadic people) -- Folklore.
Tales -- Scotland.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002074255
ISBN 1604736623 (electronic bk.)
9781604736625 (electronic bk.)