The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and the Shamanism among the Napo Runa by Michael Uzendoski

The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and the Shamanism among the Napo Runa

byMichael Uzendoski, Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

Kobo ebook | January 15, 2012

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This volume offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy present and analyze lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through narratives, songs, curing chants, and other oral performances, so readers may come to understand and appreciate Quichua aesthetic expression. Guiding readers into Quichua ways of thinking and being--in which language itself is only a part of a communicative world that includes plants, animals, and the landscape--Uzendoski and Calapucha-Tapuy weave exacting translations into an interpretive argument with theoretical implications for understanding oral traditions, literacy, new technologies, and language. A companion websiteoffers photos, audio files, and videos of original performances illustrates the beauty and complexity of Amazonian Quichua poetic expressions.

Title:The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and the Shamanism among the Napo RunaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0252093607

ISBN - 13:9780252093609

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