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The Resource The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy

The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy

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The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies
Title
The ethnography of rhythm
Title remainder
orality and its technologies
Statement of responsibility
Haun Saussy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Who speaks? The author as producer, the contingency of the text, intertextuality, the "device"--Core ideas of modern literary theory-were all pioneered in the shadow of oral literature. Authorless, loosely dated, and variable, oral texts have always posed a challenge to critical interpretation. When it began to be thought that culturally significant texts-starting with Homer and the Bible-had emerged from an oral tradition, assumptions on how to read these texts were greatly perturbed. Through readings that range from ancient Greece, Rome, and China to the Cold War imaginary, The Ethnography of Rhythm situates the study of oral traditions in the contentious space of nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinking about language, mind, and culture. It also demonstrates the role of technologies in framing this category of poetic creation. By making possible a new understanding of Maussian "techniques of the body" as belonging to the domain of Derridean "arche-writing," Haun Saussy shows how oral tradition is a means of inscription in its own right, rather than an antecedent made obsolete by the written word or other media and data-storage devices"--
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1960-
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Saussy, Haun
Dewey number
808.5/43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR72
LC item number
.S28 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Verbal arts: studies in poetics
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  • Oral tradition
  • Poetics
  • Orality in literature
  • Storytelling
  • Folk literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Folk literature
  • Oral tradition
  • Orality in literature
  • Poetics
  • Storytelling
Label
The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
914326210
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780823270477
Lccn
2015036361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914326210
Label
The ethnography of rhythm : orality and its technologies, Haun Saussy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
914326210
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780823270477
Lccn
2015036361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914326210

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