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The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy

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The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies
Title
The ethnography of rhythm
Title remainder
orality and its technologies
Statement of responsibility
Haun Saussy
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A history of the concept of orality (that is, the creation and transmission of literary works without the use of writing), this book shows awareness of this medium emerging from the encounter of many literary and scientific developments (romanticism, post-symbolism, structuralism; physiology, psychology, the study of expression, anthropology; phonography, cinema)"--
  • "Who speaks? The author as producer, the contingency of the text, intertextuality, the "device"--Core ideas of modern literary theory-were all pioneered in the shadow of oral literature. Authorless, loosely dated, and variable, oral texts have always posed a challenge to critical interpretation. When it began to be thought that culturally significant texts-starting with Homer and the Bible-had emerged from an oral tradition, assumptions on how to read these texts were greatly perturbed. Through readings that range from ancient Greece, Rome, and China to the Cold War imaginary, The Ethnography of Rhythm situates the study of oral traditions in the contentious space of nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinking about language, mind, and culture. It also demonstrates the role of technologies in framing this category of poetic creation. By making possible a new understanding of Maussian "techniques of the body" as belonging to the domain of Derridean "arche-writing," Haun Saussy shows how oral tradition is a means of inscription in its own right, rather than an antecedent made obsolete by the written word or other media and data-storage devices"--
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1960-
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Saussy, Haun
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Verbal arts: studies in poetics
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  • Folk literature
  • Storytelling
  • Orality in literature
  • Poetics
  • Oral tradition
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Folk literature
  • Oral tradition
  • Orality in literature
  • Poetics
  • Storytelling
Label
The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; List of Figures; Introduction: Weighing Hearsay; 1 Poetry Without Poems or Poets; 2 Writing as (One Form of) Notation; 3 Autography; 4 The Human Gramophone; 5 Embodiment and Inscription; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Control code
ocn939196035
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823270507
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt19rm2sq
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939196035
Label
The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; List of Figures; Introduction: Weighing Hearsay; 1 Poetry Without Poems or Poets; 2 Writing as (One Form of) Notation; 3 Autography; 4 The Human Gramophone; 5 Embodiment and Inscription; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Control code
ocn939196035
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823270507
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19rm2sq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939196035

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