Abstract

The postmodern sensibility encourages doing away with particularizing traits and practices that impede the final emergence of a global community and culture. This reality and its imperatives inevitably come to mind when one works on traditional texts like Yoruba proverbs. The mechanical means at our disposal for recording and preserving such texts effectively release them from their traditional ties to specific cultural, social, and geographical contexts, so the texts lose the properties that scholars have traditionally relied upon to determine provenance, targeted audiences, routes of diffusion, and the like.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2044
Print ISSN
0034-5210
Pages
pp. 170-182
Launched on MUSE
2007-09-26
Open Access
No
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