Traditional Storytelling Today: An International Sourcebook

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John Holmes McDowell, Margaret Read MacDonald, Linda Dégh, Barre Toelken
Dearborn Trade Publishing, 1999 - Social Science - 627 pages
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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.
 

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A wide-ranging, probing, and expressive work that defines the resonance of world cultures, this scholarly anthology brings together 100 brief essays evaluating the process and purpose of telling ... Read full review

Contents

To Make Our World a Gentler More Compassionate World
9
Asia
22
The Igbo Folk Epic
25
The Meaning of the Meaningless Refrain in Igbo Folk Songs and Storytelling Events
41
The Storytelling Event Among the Igede of Nigeria
54
Vincent Muli Wa Kituku
67
The Chantefable Tradition of Suzhou
85
Transformation of Domestic Storytelling in India
98
Egyptian PeepShow Storytelling
325
Stories About a Moroccan Storyteller
341
Tunisian Storytelling Today
356
Whats in an Ending? Indian Storytelling of the Inland Northwest
369
Lushootseed Language and Story Revival
383
Cowboy Poetry and Other Occupational Folk Poetry
398
If We Dont Joke with Each Other We Wont Have No Fun Will We?
416
Storytelling Style and Community Codes Among the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites
434

Religious Tales and Storytelling in Japan
114
Cautionary Tales Among the Senoi Semai
130
A Means to Maintain a Disappearing Language and Culture
144
A Gossamer of Wisdom
171
Basque Storytelling and the Living Oral Tradition
185
Storytelling in Croatia
203
New Storytellers in France
227
GreekAlbanian Arvanítika Interactive Storytelling
247
Traditional Storytelling in Ireland in the Twentieth Century
264
Once Upon a Time in Vale Judeu
281
Storytelling Traditions in Scotland
289
Traditional Storytelling Among French Newfoundlanders
448
The Art of Bahamian Narration
465
Between Traditional Poetry and Popular Urban Versifying
478
TzotzilTzeltal Maya Storytelling on the Stage
494
Storytelling and Mental Representation Among Totonac Indians Mexico
502
Saramaka Maroon Folktales in Comparative AfroAmerican Perspective
522
Childrens Telling of Ghost Stories
539
The Storytelling Revival
552
Urban Legends
572
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