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Title Traditional storytelling today : an international sourcebook / edited by Margaret Read MacDonald ; contributing editors, John H. McDowell, Linda Dégh, Barre Toelken
Published Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999


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Description xv, 627 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Part I. Sub-Saharan Africa -- Hunters' Narratives / Stephen Belcher -- Central African Epics / Stephen Belcher -- To Make Our World a Gentler, More Compassionate World / Raouf Mama -- The Fulani Epics / Christiane Seydou -- The Ga Folktale : Context, Themes, and Techniques / Abu Shardow Abarry -- The Igbo Folk Epic / Chukwuma Azuonye -- Igbo Stories and Storytelling / Chukwuma Azuonye -- The Meaning of the "Meaningless" Refrain in Igbo Folk Songs and Storytelling Events / Chukwuma Azuonye -- The Dogon Creation Story / Chukwumu Azuonye -- The Storytelling Event Among the Igede of Nigeria / Ode Ogede -- Ju/'hoan Folktales and Storytelling : Context and Variability / Megan Biesele -- Storytelling : A Thread of Life Within the Kamba Community / Vincent Muli Wa Kituku -- Narrative Performance in a Changing World : The Case of the "Storytellers" in Kenya / Ezekiel B. Alembi -- The Meditation of Time, the Wisdom of the Teller, the Void of the World / Sory Camara -- Part II. Asia -- The Chantefable Tradition of Suzbou / Mark Bender -- Antiphonal Epics of the Miao (Hmong) of Guizhou, China / Mark Bender -- Rajasthani Hero Legends / Lindsey Harlan -- Two Contemporary Performances of Savitri in Pune, India / Lee-Ellen Marvin -- Saneguruji Storytelling Academy : Transformation of Domestic Storytelling in India / Lee-Ellen Marvin -- Storytelling in Middle-Class Indian Families / Lee-Ellen Marvin -- A System of Narrative Performances in Middle India / Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger -- Indonesian Storytellers and Storytelling / James Danandjaja -- Religious Tales and Storytelling in Japan / Richard W. Anderson -- Still Telling in Japan : Traditional Folktellers / Cathy Spagnoli -- P'ansori, the Ancient Korean Art of Storytelling / Chan E. Park -- Enduring Scars : Cautionary Tales Among the Senoi Semai, a Peaceable People of West Malaysia / Robert Knox Dentan -- Professional Storytelling in West Sumatra / Nigel Phillips -- The Tradition of Storytelling in Malaysia / Mohammed Taib Osman -- Thet Siang Performance in Isaan / Wajuppa Tossa -- Storytelling : A Means to Maintain a Disappearing Language and Culture in Northeast Thailand / Wajuppa Tossa -- Part III. Australia and the Pacific -- Nallawilli-Sit Down (and Listen) : The Dreamtime Stories -- An Oral Tradition / Pauline E. Campbell-McLeod -- Ka Ola Hou 'Ana o ka 'Olelo Hawai'i ka Ha'i 'Ana o ka Mo'olelo i Keia Au Hou : The Revival of the Hawaiian Language in Contemporary Storytelling / Ku'ualoha Meyer-Ho'omanawanui -- A Gossamer of Wisdom / Hinekahukura Barrett-Aranui -- Tale Telling on a Polynesian Atoll / Michael Lieber -- Part IV. Europe -- The Albanian World in the Folk Teller's Stories / Ramadan Sokoli -- Basque Storytelling and the Living Oral Tradition / Linda White -- Present-Day Storytelling in Northeastern Bulgaria / Yordanka Kotseva -- Storytelling in Croatia / Ljiljana Marks -- Traditional Legends in Contemporary Estonian Folklore / Ulo Valk -- Factors Influencing the Formulation of Narration / Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhoj -- New Storytellers in France / Veronika Gorog-Karady -- Storytelling in Spanish Galicia / Kristin Bervig Valentine, Eugene Valentine -- Traditional Storytelling Today in the East of Northern Germany / Siegfried Neumann -- Marchen : Taking Care of the Fairy Tale in Germany / Sabine Wienker-Piepho -- Greek-Albanian (Arvanitika) Interactive Storytelling and the Legitimation of Critical Discourse / Lukas D. Tsitsipis -- Aspects of Narrative Tradition in a Greek Gypsy Community / Diane Tong -- Folklore Repertoires : Male, Female / Ilona Nagy -- Traditional Storytelling in Ireland in the Twentieth Century / Patricia Lysaght -- A Storyteller's Growing Consciousness / Inta Gale Carpenter -- Once Upon a Time in Vale Judeu / Isabel Cardigos -- Women's Stories Among Indigenous Peoples of the Russian Far East / Kira Van Deusen -- Storytelling Traditions in Scotland / Barbara McDermitt -- "Our Stories Are Not Just for Entertainment" : Lives and Stories Among the Travelling People of Scotland / Donald Braid -- Storytelling in the Rhythm of People's Everyday Life : An Investigation into Contemporary Slovakia / Gabriela Kilianova -- Problems in Translation and Storytelling Using Switzerland as Example / Barbara Gobrecht -- Part V. Middle East and North Africa -- Egyptian Peep-Show Storytelling / Kamal el dien Hussien -- Narrating Epics in Iran / Mahmoud Omidsalar, Teresa Omidsalar -- Stories About a Moroccan Storyteller / Deborah A. Kapchan -- Storytelling in Palestine / Ibrahim Muhawi -- Matrilineal Myths, Herbal Healing, and Gender in Tuareg Culture / Susan Rasmussen -- Tunisian Storytelling Today / Sabra Webber -- Part VI. Native America -- Storytelling and Teaching : A Cree Example / Kay Stone -- What's in an Ending? : Indian Storytelling of the Inland Northwest / Rodney Frey -- Analysis of a Hupa Storytelling Event / Ruth Seiman Bennett -- Traditional Storytelling at San Juan Pueblo / Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Esther Martinez (P'oe Tsawa) -- Lushootseed Language and Story Revival / Vi (taq[superscript w] seblu) Hilbert -- Part VII. North America -- Where Have All the Marchen Gone? : Or Don't They Tell Those Little Stories in the Ozarks Any More? / W.K. McNeil -- Jack Tales / Carl Lindahl -- Cowboy Poetry and Other Occupational Folk Poetry / Jens Lund -- Del Ringer and His Tales of Salmon River, Idaho / Marjorie Bennett -- Fifty Functions of Storytelling / Margaret Read MacDonald -- "If We Don't Joke with Each Other, We Won't Have No Fun, Will We?" : Storytelling in the Richard Family of Rangeley, Maine / Margaret Yocom -- Stories of Emergency Medical Responders / Timothy R. Tangherlini -- Storytelling Style and Community Codes Among the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites / John McCabe-Juhnke -- Storytellers and the Art of Storytelling in the Mexican Culture / Rosario S. Morales -- Traditional Storytelling Among French Newfoundlanders / Gerald Thomas -- Logger Poetry / Jens Lund -- Part VIII. South America -- Argentinian Folktale : A Genetic Approach / Maria Palleiro -- The Art of Bahamian Narration / Daniel J. Crowley -- "Fattening" in Belizean Creole Storytelling / Ervin Beck -- Holding on to the Past : Maya Storytelling in Belize / David Pendergast -- Function and Performance of the Chilean Folktale Today / Manuel Dannemann -- Lira Popular in Chile : Between Traditional Poetry and Popular Urban Versifying / Marcela Orellana -- Discourse and Storytelling in Otavalo Song : Resonance and Dissonance in San Juanitos / Linda D'Amico -- Guaranitic Storytelling / Martha Blache -- We Are the Real People : Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya Storytelling on the Stage / Robert Laughlin -- Fragments From the Past : The Politics of Storytelling in Morelos, Mexico / JoAnn Martin -- Storytelling and Mental Representation Among Totonac Indians (Mexico) / Annamaria Lammel -- Exemplary Ancestors and Pernicious Spirits : Sibundoy Concepts of Cultural Evolution / John H. McDowell -- Saramaka Maroon Folktales in Comparative Afro-American Perspective / Richard Price, Sally Price -- The Art of Storytelling : Field Observations in Venezuela / Daniel Mato -- Part IX. Theory -- Children's Telling of Ghost Stories / Sylvia Grider -- Organizational Storytelling / Richard Raspa -- The Role of Traditional Stories in Language Teaching and Learning / Martha S. Bean -- The Storytelling Revival / Joseph Sobol -- Preadolescent Girls' Storytelling / Elizabeth Tucker -- An Analysis of Five Interviews with Storylisteners to Determine How They Perceive the Listening Experience / Brian Sturm -- Urban Legends / Jan Harold Brunvand -- Cross-Culture, Cross-Class, Crossed Wires : A Case Analysis of an Etic/Emic Storytelling Event / Wendy Welch -- The Nature of Women's Storytelling / Linda Degh
Summary Traditional Storytelling Today explores the diversity of contemporary storytelling traditions and provides a forum for in-depth discussion of interesting facets of comtemporary storytelling. Never before has such a wealth of information about storytelling traditions been gathered together. Storytelling is alive and well throughout the world as the approximately 100 articles by more than 90 authors make clear. Most of the essays average 2,000 words and discuss a typical storytelling event, give a brief sample text, and provide theory from the folklorist. A comprehensive index is provided. Bibliographies afford the reader easy access to additional resources
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Publisher description also available via World Wide Web
Includes text in Hawaiian and Maori
Subject Folk literature -- Themes, motives.
Hawaiian language -- Texts.
Maori language -- Texts.
Oral tradition.
Storytelling -- History -- Sources.
Author Dégh, Linda.
MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-
McDowell, John Holmes, 1946-
Toelken, Barre, 1935-
LC no. 00551244
ISBN 1579580114 (alk. paper)