Anguish Of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West: 2 by Barre Toelken PDF

By Barre Toelken

ISBN-10: 0874215552

ISBN-13: 9780874215557

ISBN-10: 0874215560

ISBN-13: 9780874215564

After a profession operating and dwelling with American Indians and learning their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping learn of local American folklore within the West. inside of a framework of functionality idea, cultural worldview, and collaborative examine, he examines local American visible arts, dance, oral culture (story and song), humor, and styles of pondering and discovery to illustrate what should be gleaned from Indian traditions via Natives and non-Natives alike. within the procedure he considers well known distortions of Indian ideals, demystifies many traditions by way of displaying how they are often comprehended inside their cultural contexts, considers why a few features of local American lifestyles will not be intended to be understood through or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how a lot could be discovered via sensitivity to and understanding of cultural values.

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The agony of Snails is a necessary paintings for the gathering of any critical reader in folklore or local American studies.

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