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Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, Marjorie Shostak, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Edith Turner.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: Creativity in Anthropology
  2. Renato Rosaldo, Smadar Lavie, Kirin Narayan
  3. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part I: Creative Individuals in Cultural Context
  1. 1. Ceferino Suárez: A Village Versifier
  2. James W. Fernandez
  3. pp. 11-29
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  1. 2. On Nose Cutters, Gurus, and Storytellers
  2. Kirin Narayan
  3. pp. 30-53
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  1. 3. The Creative Individual in the World of the !Kung San
  2. Marjorie Shostak
  3. pp. 54-69
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  1. 4. At Home, No Womens Are Storytellers: Ceramic Creativity and the Politics of Discourse in Cochiti Pueblo
  2. Barbara A. Babcock
  3. pp. 70-99
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  1. 5. "Riding the Horse of Gaps": A Meratus Woman's Spiritual Expression
  2. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  3. pp. 100-130
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  1. Part II: The Creation of Ethnography from Experience
  1. 6. The Absence of Others, the Presence of Texts
  2. Don Handelman
  3. pp. 133-152
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  1. 7. "The One Who Writes Us": Political Allegory and the Experience of Occupation among the Mzeina Bedouin
  2. Smadar Lavie
  3. pp. 153-183
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  1. 8. The Return of the Mexican Ballad: Américo Paredes and His Anthropological Text as Persuasive Political Performances
  2. José E. Limón
  3. pp. 184-210
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  1. 9. Pilgrimage to Meron: Inner and Outer Peregrinations
  2. Barbara Myerhoff
  3. pp. 211-222
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  1. Part III: Collective Creativity
  1. 10. Bar Yohai, Mystic: The Creative Persona and His Pilgrimage
  2. Edith Turner
  3. pp. 225-252
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  1. 11. Ilongot Visiting: Social Grace and the Rhythms of Everyday Life
  2. Renato Rosaldo
  3. pp. 253-269
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  1. 12. Performance and the Cultural Construction of Reality: A New Guinea Example
  2. Edward L. Schieffelin
  3. pp. 270-295
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  1. 13. Ritual, Violence , and Creativity
  2. Richard Schechner
  3. pp. 296-320
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  1. Epilogue: Creative Persona and the Problem of Authenticity
  2. Edward M. Bruner
  3. pp. 321-334
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 335-338
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 339-348
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  1. Further Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501726033
Related ISBN
9781501728020
MARC Record
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-06
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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