Native Latin American Cultures Through Their Discourse (Special Publications of the Folklore Institute) (Paperback)

By Ellen B. Basso (Editor)

Indiana University Press, 9781879407008, 184pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1992

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These essays, most of them in the tradition of anthropological study of folklore, expand the current boundaries of the discipline and provide additional case studies to a growing literature in discourse analysis of oral performance."--Dan Ben-Amos

Authors examine weeping, double-talk, community-building, music, myth, humor and play, and concepts of time and history in various native Latin American communities.

About the Author

ELLEN B. BASSO is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her published work includes A Musical View of the University: Kalapalo Myth and Ritual Performances.