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The Resource The bungling host : the nature of indigenous oral literature, Daniel Clément ; translated by Peter Frost

The bungling host : the nature of indigenous oral literature, Daniel Clément ; translated by Peter Frost

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The bungling host : the nature of indigenous oral literature
Title
The bungling host
Title remainder
the nature of indigenous oral literature
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Clément ; translated by Peter Frost
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "The Bungling Host motif appears in countless indigenous cultures in North America and beyond. In this groundbreaking work Daniel Clément has gathered more than four hundred North American variants of the story to examine how myths acquire meaning for their indigenous users and explores how seemingly absurd narratives can prove to be a rich source of meaning when understood within the appropriate context. In analyzing the Bungling Host tales, Clément considers not only material culture but also social, economic, and cultural life; Native knowledge of the environment; and the world of plants and animals.<BR /><BR /> Clément's analysis uncovers four operational modes in myth construction and clarifies the relationship between mythology and science. Ultimately he demonstrates how science may have developed out of an operational mode that already existed in the mythological mind.<BR />"--
  • "Daniel Clément examines the "Bungling Host" tale known in a multitude of indigenous cultures in North America and beyond. In this groundbreaking work he reveals fuller meaning to these stories than previously recognized and underscores the limits of structuralism in understanding them"--
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1951-
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Clément, Daniel
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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Frost, Peter
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  • Indian mythology
  • Folklore
  • Indians of North America
  • Animals
  • Ethnology
  • Montagnais Indians
  • Innu Indians
  • Myth
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Animals
  • Ethnology
  • Folklore
  • Indian mythology
  • Indians of North America
  • Innu Indians
  • Montagnais Indians
  • Myth
  • North America
Label
The bungling host : the nature of indigenous oral literature, Daniel Clément ; translated by Peter Frost
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Copyright
Note
Machine generated contents note: Contents List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Caribou Takes In His Wife's Dress (Subarctic) 2. Snake Makes a Meal in the Embers (Southwest) 3. The Fire Trap (Grand Basin) 4. While Bird Sings, Bear Cooks (Northwest Coast) 5. Seal Roasts His Hands (Northwest Coast) 6. Silver Fox Digs Up Yellow Jacket Larvae with His Penis (California) 7. Wildcat Beats a Blanket (California) 8. Deer Kills Her Children and Puts Their Bones Into the Water (Southwest) 9. Wolf Transforms Two Arrowheads into Mincemeat Puddings (Southwest) 10. Badger Pushes a Stick Down His Throat and Gets Yucca-Juice (Southwest) 11. Bison Skewers His Nose (Plains) 12. White-Tailed Deer Shoots at a Red Clay Bank (Plains) 13. Man Kills Bison with His Sharpened Leg (Plains, Plateau) 14. Black-Mountain-Bear Gets Persimmons by Leaning Against a Tree (Southeast) 15. Rabbit Gathers Canes (Southeast) 16. Squirrel Slits Open His Scrotum (Plains) 17. Duck Excretes Rice (Northeast) 18. Bird Gets Salmon Eggs by Striking His Ankle (Northwest Coast) 19. Muskrat Cooks Some Ice (Northeast) 20. Woodpecker Pulls Eels Out of Trees (Subarctic) Conclusion Appendix: Bungling Host Myths Notes Bibliography
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
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Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1. Caribou Takes In His Wife's Dress (Subarctic); 2. Snake Makes a Meal in the Embers (Southwest); 3. The Fire Trap (Grand Basin); 4. While Bird Sings, Bear Cooks (Northwest Coast); 5. Seal Roasts His Hands (Northwest Coast); 6. Silver Fox Digs Up Yellow Jacket Larvae with His Penis (California); 7. Wildcat Beats a Blanket (California); 8. Deer Kills Her Children and Puts Their Bones Into the Water (Southwest); 9. Wolf Transforms Two Arrowheads into Mincemeat Puddings (Southwest)
  • 10. Badger Pushes a Stick Down His Throat and Gets Yucca-Juice (Southwest)11. Bison Skewers His Nose (Plains); 12. White-Tailed Deer Shoots at a Red Clay Bank (Plains); 13. Man Kills Bison with His Sharpened Leg (Plains, Plateau); 14. Black-Mountain-Bear Gets Persimmons by Leaning Against a Tree (Southeast); 15. Rabbit Gathers Canes (Southeast); 16. Squirrel Slits Open His Scrotum (Plains); 17. Duck Excretes Rice (Northeast); 18. Bird Gets Salmon Eggs by Striking His Ankle (Northwest Coast); 19. Muskrat Cooks Some Ice (Northeast); 20. Woodpecker Pulls Eels Out of Trees (Subarctic); Conclusion
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9781496206688
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2017052574
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Label
The bungling host : the nature of indigenous oral literature, Daniel Clément ; translated by Peter Frost
Publication
Copyright
Note
Machine generated contents note: Contents List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Caribou Takes In His Wife's Dress (Subarctic) 2. Snake Makes a Meal in the Embers (Southwest) 3. The Fire Trap (Grand Basin) 4. While Bird Sings, Bear Cooks (Northwest Coast) 5. Seal Roasts His Hands (Northwest Coast) 6. Silver Fox Digs Up Yellow Jacket Larvae with His Penis (California) 7. Wildcat Beats a Blanket (California) 8. Deer Kills Her Children and Puts Their Bones Into the Water (Southwest) 9. Wolf Transforms Two Arrowheads into Mincemeat Puddings (Southwest) 10. Badger Pushes a Stick Down His Throat and Gets Yucca-Juice (Southwest) 11. Bison Skewers His Nose (Plains) 12. White-Tailed Deer Shoots at a Red Clay Bank (Plains) 13. Man Kills Bison with His Sharpened Leg (Plains, Plateau) 14. Black-Mountain-Bear Gets Persimmons by Leaning Against a Tree (Southeast) 15. Rabbit Gathers Canes (Southeast) 16. Squirrel Slits Open His Scrotum (Plains) 17. Duck Excretes Rice (Northeast) 18. Bird Gets Salmon Eggs by Striking His Ankle (Northwest Coast) 19. Muskrat Cooks Some Ice (Northeast) 20. Woodpecker Pulls Eels Out of Trees (Subarctic) Conclusion Appendix: Bungling Host Myths Notes Bibliography
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1. Caribou Takes In His Wife's Dress (Subarctic); 2. Snake Makes a Meal in the Embers (Southwest); 3. The Fire Trap (Grand Basin); 4. While Bird Sings, Bear Cooks (Northwest Coast); 5. Seal Roasts His Hands (Northwest Coast); 6. Silver Fox Digs Up Yellow Jacket Larvae with His Penis (California); 7. Wildcat Beats a Blanket (California); 8. Deer Kills Her Children and Puts Their Bones Into the Water (Southwest); 9. Wolf Transforms Two Arrowheads into Mincemeat Puddings (Southwest)
  • 10. Badger Pushes a Stick Down His Throat and Gets Yucca-Juice (Southwest)11. Bison Skewers His Nose (Plains); 12. White-Tailed Deer Shoots at a Red Clay Bank (Plains); 13. Man Kills Bison with His Sharpened Leg (Plains, Plateau); 14. Black-Mountain-Bear Gets Persimmons by Leaning Against a Tree (Southeast); 15. Rabbit Gathers Canes (Southeast); 16. Squirrel Slits Open His Scrotum (Plains); 17. Duck Excretes Rice (Northeast); 18. Bird Gets Salmon Eggs by Striking His Ankle (Northwest Coast); 19. Muskrat Cooks Some Ice (Northeast); 20. Woodpecker Pulls Eels Out of Trees (Subarctic); Conclusion
Control code
on1040592775
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781496206688
Lccn
2017052574
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv21ssjv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1040592775

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