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The Resource The tar baby : a global history, Bryan Wagner

The tar baby : a global history, Bryan Wagner

Label
The tar baby : a global history
Title
The tar baby
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Wagner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A richly nuanced cultural history of an enigmatic and controversial folktale Perhaps the best-known version of the tar baby story was published in 1880 by Joel Chandler Harris in Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, and popularized in Song of the South, the 1946 Disney movie. Other versions of the story, however, have surfaced in many other places throughout the world, including Nigeria, Brazil, Corsica, Jamaica, India, and the Philippines. The Tar Baby offers a fresh analysis of this deceptively simple story about a fox, a rabbit, and a doll made of tar and turpentine, tracing its history and its connections to slavery, colonialism, and global trade. Bryan Wagner explores how the tar baby story, thought to have originated in Africa, came to exist in hundreds of forms on five continents. Examining its variation, reception, and dispersal over time, he argues that the story is best understood not merely as a folktale but as a collective work in political philosophy. Circulating at the same time and in the same places as new ideas about property and politics developed in colonial law and political economy, the tar baby comes to embody an understanding of the interlocking processes by which custom was criminalized, slaves were captured, and labor was bought and sold. Compellingly argued and ambitious in scope, the book concludes with twelve versions of the story transcribed from various cultures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner, Bryan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harris, Joel Chandler
  • Harris, Joel Chandler
  • Harris, Joel Chandler
  • Animals
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Animals
  • Cross-cultural studies
Label
The tar baby : a global history, Bryan Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Ideas of culture -- States of nature -- Sticking fast -- Say my name -- The briar patch -- Epilogue -- Twelve examples
Control code
ocn978826976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400885619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400885619
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1002414
  • 22573/ctt1vwmnhh
  • afb32a4b-5acb-41c2-8253-6d94c3f14dc8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)978826976
Label
The tar baby : a global history, Bryan Wagner
Publication
Copyright
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
Ideas of culture -- States of nature -- Sticking fast -- Say my name -- The briar patch -- Epilogue -- Twelve examples
Control code
ocn978826976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (261 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400885619
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400885619
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1002414
  • 22573/ctt1vwmnhh
  • afb32a4b-5acb-41c2-8253-6d94c3f14dc8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)978826976

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