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The Resource The ecology of the spoken word : Amazonian storytelling and shamanism among the Napo Runa, Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

The ecology of the spoken word : Amazonian storytelling and shamanism among the Napo Runa, Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

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The ecology of the spoken word : Amazonian storytelling and shamanism among the Napo Runa
Title
The ecology of the spoken word
Title remainder
Amazonian storytelling and shamanism among the Napo Runa
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • que
  • que
  • eng
Summary
The Ecology of the Spoken Word offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy present and analyze lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through narratives, songs, curing chants, and other oral performances, so readers may come to understand and appreciate Napo Runa aesthetic expression._x000B__x000B_Like many other indigenous peoples, the Napo Runa create meaning through language and other practices that do not correspond to the communicative or social assumptions of Western culture. Language itself is only a part of a communicative world that includes plants, animals, and the landscape. In the Napo Runa worldview, storytellers are shamans who use sound and form to create relationships with other people and beings from the natural and spirit worlds. Guiding readers into Napo Runa ways of thinking and being, Uzendoski and Calapucha-Tapuy weave exacting translations into an interpretive argument with theoretical implications for understanding oral traditions, literacy, new technologies, and language._x000B__x000B_Reinforcing the authors' argument that words are only a small part of storytelling reality, a companion website with photos, audio files, and videos of original performances offers readers an opportunity to more deeply understand the beauty of performance and complexity of sound in Native Amazonian verbal expression
Cataloging source
CDX
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1968-
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Uzendoski, Michael
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
Includes translations from Quechua
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Calapucha-Tapuy, Edith Felicia
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  • Quechua mythology
  • Quechua Indians
  • Storytelling
  • Shamanism
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Quechua Indians
  • Quechua mythology
  • Shamanism
  • Storytelling
  • South America
Label
The ecology of the spoken word : Amazonian storytelling and shamanism among the Napo Runa, Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction. What Is Storytelling?""; ""Chapter 1. Somatic Poetry: Toward an Embodied Ethnopoetics""; ""Chapter 2. Primordial Floods and the Expressive Body""; ""Chapter 3. The Iluku Myth, the Sun, and the Anaconda""; ""Chapter 4. Birds and Humanity: Womenâ€?s Songs""; ""Chapter 5. The Twins and the Jaguars""; ""Chapter 6. The Cuillurguna ""; ""Chapter 7. The Petroglyphs and the Twinsâ€? Ascent""; ""Chapter 8. Cosmological Communitas in Contemporary Amazonian Music""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""
  • ""Appendix. Contents of the Media Files""""References""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn809032414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093609
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613895127
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 389512
  • 22573/ctt1c9s2f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809032414
Label
The ecology of the spoken word : Amazonian storytelling and shamanism among the Napo Runa, Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction. What Is Storytelling?""; ""Chapter 1. Somatic Poetry: Toward an Embodied Ethnopoetics""; ""Chapter 2. Primordial Floods and the Expressive Body""; ""Chapter 3. The Iluku Myth, the Sun, and the Anaconda""; ""Chapter 4. Birds and Humanity: Womenâ€?s Songs""; ""Chapter 5. The Twins and the Jaguars""; ""Chapter 6. The Cuillurguna ""; ""Chapter 7. The Petroglyphs and the Twinsâ€? Ascent""; ""Chapter 8. Cosmological Communitas in Contemporary Amazonian Music""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""
  • ""Appendix. Contents of the Media Files""""References""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn809032414
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093609
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613895127
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 389512
  • 22573/ctt1c9s2f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809032414

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