In this Book

Storytelling in Siberia
summary
Olonkho , the epic narrative and song tradition of Siberia 's Sakha people, declined to the brink of extinction during the Soviet era. In 2005, UNESCO 's Masterpiece Proclamation sparked a resurgence of interest in olonkho by recognizing its important role in humanity 's oral and intangible heritage. Drawing on her ten years living in the Russian North, Robin P. Harris documents how the Sakha have used the Masterpiece program to revive olonkho and strengthen their cultural identity. Harris 's personal relationships with and primary research among Sakha people provide vivid insights into understanding olonkho and the attenuation, revitalization, transformation, and sustainability of the Sakha 's cultural reemergence. Interdisciplinary in scope, Storytelling in Siberia considers the nature of folklore alongside ethnomusicology, anthropology, comparative literature, and cultural studies to shed light on how marginalized peoples are revitalizing their own intangible cultural heritage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes on Transliteration from Russian and Sakha
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction: Encountering Olonkho
  2. pp. 1-10
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. Epic Traditions, Performers, and Audiences
  2. pp. 11-32
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Effects of Change during the Soviet Era
  2. pp. 33-63
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. Esteem for a Masterpiece: The Quest for Recognition
  2. pp. 64-88
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. Examining the Role of UNESCO and Intangible Cultural Heritage
  2. pp. 89-107
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. Elements of Resilience: Stable and Malleable
  2. pp. 108-134
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Epic Revitalization: Negotiating Identities and Other Challenges
  2. pp. 135-155
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 7. Ensuring Sustainability through Transmission and Innovation
  2. pp. 156-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Glossary of Russian and Sakha Words
  2. pp. 163-164
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 165-202
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 203-224
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-234
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. About the Author
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Further Series Titles
  2. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.