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Return to Culture: Oral Tradition and Society in the Southern Cook Islands (Folklore Fellows Communications 287)

By: Anna-Leena Siikala & Jukka Siikala (Authors)

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2005

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ISBN: 9514109651

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THEORETICAL DISCUSSIONS ON CULTURE and folklore have bifurcated into two major directions. Individualistic interpretations have emphasised performance and culture as being a product of individual strategic choices. Put in a wider social context culture has been reduced to hegemonic tradition in service of the interests of the elites. The analysis of Polynesian cultural practices in this volume reassesses the importance of theoretical understanding of culture which enables an analytic understanding of social action, political structure, narrative practices and thus the culturally constituted li... View more info

Return to Culture: Oral Tradition and Society in the Southern Cook Islands (Folklore Fellows Communications 287)

By: Anna-Leena Siikala & Jukka Siikala (Authors)

Price: $88.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2005

Seller ID: 113840

ISBN: 951410966X

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THEORETICAL DISCUSSIONS ON CULTURE and folklore have bifurcated into two major directions. Individualistic interpretations have emphasised performance and culture as being a product of individual strategic choices. Put in a wider social context culture has been reduced to hegemonic tradition in service of the interests of the elites. The analysis of Polynesian cultural practices in this volume reassesses the importance of theoretical understanding of culture which enables an analytic understanding of social action, political structure, narrative practices and thus the culturally constituted li... View more info