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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801495427
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: 4/18/2002
  • Pages: 348

Table of Contents

Introduction: Creativity in Anthropology 1
Pt. I Creative Individuals in Cultural Context
1 Ceferino Suarez: A Village Versifier 11
2 On Nose Cutters, Gurus, and Storytellers 30
3 The Creative Individual in the World of the !Kung San 54
4 At Home, No Womens Are Storytellers: Ceramic Creativity and the Politics of Discourse in Cochiti Pueblo 70
5 "Riding the Horse of Gaps": A Meratus Woman's Spiritual Expression 100
Pt. II The Creation of Ethnography from Experience
6 The Absence of Others, the Presence of Texts 133
7 "The One Who Writes Us": Political Allegory and the Experience of Occupation among the Mzeina Bedouin 153
8 The Return of the Mexican Ballad: Americo Paredes and His Anthropological Text as Persuasive Political Performances 184
9 Pilgrimage to Meron: Inner and Outer Peregrinations 211
Pt. III Collective Creativity
10 Bar Yohai, Mystic: The Creative Persona and His Pilgrimage 225
11 Ilongot Visiting: Social Grace and the Rhythms of Everyday Life 253
12 Performance and the Cultural Construction of Reality: A New Guinea Example 270
13 Ritual, Violence, and Creativity 296
Epilogue: Creative Persona and the Problem of Authenticity 321
Contributors 335
Index 339
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