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Title Structural Analysis of Oral Tradition / Elii Köngäs Maranda, Pierre Maranda
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Folklore and Folklife
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- I. MYTH -- The Deduction of the Crane -- Kimil: A Category of Andamanese Thought -- The "Wife" Who "Goes Out" Like a Man: Reinterpretation of a Clackamas Chinook Myth -- The Interpretation of Myth: Theory and Practice -- II. RITUAL -- The Syntax of Symbolism in an Ndembu Ritual -- III. FOLK DRAMA -- Class, Clown, and Cosmology in Javanese Drama; An Analysis of Symbolic and Social Action -- IV. FOLK TALE -- The Making and Breaking of Friendship as a Structural Frame in African Folk Tales -- V. RIDDLE -- The Logic of Riddles -- VI. FOLK SONG -- Folk Song Texts as Culture Indicators -- VII. MYTH AND CULTURE CONTACT -- Myth and Anti-myth among the Timbira -- An Experiment: Suggestions and Queries from the Desk, with a Reply from the Ethnographer
Summary Thirteen anthropologists, including Claude Levi-Strauss, Dell Hymes, and Edmund R. Leach, examine myths, rituals, fold dramas, folk tales, riddles, and folk songs, all in the context of the cultures in which they occur
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Dec. 09, 2016)
Subject Folk literature -- History and criticism.
Folklore -- Structural analysis.
Oral tradition.
Tales -- Structural analysis.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Maranda, Elii Köngäs
Maranda, Pierre.
ISBN 1512804398 (electronic bk.)
9781512804393 (electronic bk.)