""After In the Beginning was Mimism, In Search of Coherence displays another splendid synthesis of Marcel Jousse's body of thought and teachings. Professor Sienaert offers us a view of the anthropological law of mimism as a comprehensive unifying theory of human sciences. The Joussian search for 'more realism' is rendered in ethic coherence between human speech and human acts (human sayings and human doings).""
--Gabriel Bourdin, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropologicas, UNAM-Mexico
""In Search of Coherence is a milestone in the panorama of studies on oral culture and oral tradition. Its scientific depth and impressive acribia, pervading all the hermeneutic discourse, make Dr. Sienaert's work not only an indispensable epistemological instrument in analyzing Marcel Jousse's contribution to the study of oral tradition but also an essential tool in academic teaching.""
--Francesco Perono Cacciafoco, Nanyang Technological University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies,
""The proclamations of Marcel Jousse offered the twentieth century a modern way of understanding the ancient power of oral performance. Edgard Sienaert is his most eloquent translator and insightful interpreter, and in this new book he brings Jousse back to life, showing how we are most finely human when we recognize that style is a permanent and not a temporary virtue, and when we believe in the coherence of movement and metaphor, body and spirit. Those of us who celebrate the humanities should be very grateful to both Marcel Jousse and Edgard Sienaert.""
--J. Edward Chamberlin, University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, University of Toronto; Author of The Banker and the Blackfoot: A Memoir of My Grandfather in Chinook Country
Edgard Sienaert is Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Africa Studies of the University of the Free State, South Africa. He edited and translated Marcel Jousse's published works into English and is the author of a study, in French, of Jousse's unpublished 1931-57 lectures program: ""In the beginning was mimism. A holistic reading of Marcel Jousse's oral lectures.""
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About the Author
Edgard Sienaert is Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Africa Studies of the University of the Free State, South Africa. He edited and translated Marcel Jousse's published works into English and is the author of a study, in French, of Jousse's unpublished 1931-57 lectures program: "In the beginning was mimism. A holistic reading of Marcel Jousse's oral lectures."
Table of Contents
Foreword Werner Kelber ix
Part 1 Marcel Jousse's Anthropology of Mimism
Introduction: The Anthropology Methodology and Terminology of Mimism 3
Chapter 1 Mimism, a Comprehensive WorMview 13
Chapter 2 Mimage or the Process of Mimism 25
Chapter 3 The Mimismic Worldview: On Science and Religion, Style and Civilization 41
Part 2 Marcel Jousse: Seven Oral Lectures on Mimism
Introduction: On Reading Marcel Jousse's Oral Lectures 73
Lecture 1 The Methodology of Mimism-Marcel Jousse on His Scientific Itinerary 83
Lecture 2 The Anthropology of Mimism-Marcel Jousse on His First Year of Lectures on the Anthropology of Mimism 102
Lecture 3 The Pedagogy of Mimism-Mimismic Pedagogy, a Pedagogy Not of Words But of Life 117
Lecture 4 The Sociology of Mimism-Algebrosis: The Death Knell of a Civilization 136
Lecture 5 The Worldview of Mimism 1-Mimism and Metaphor: The Humanizing Geste 153
Lecture 6 The Worldview of Mimism 2-Mimism and Comparison: An Interconnected Universe 167
Lecture 7 The Worldview of Mimism 3-Mimism and the Invisible: Ethnic Liturgies 182
Part 3 Marcel Jousse: Five Essays on Mimism
Introduction: Oral Lectures and Written Essays: Fluidism and Formulism 203
Essay 1 Human Mimism and Manual Style-The Primordial Universal Human Expression Is Mimage 206
Essay 2 Human Mimism and the Anthropology of Language: The Development of Human Expression - 1 - Mimage, from Manual to Oral 223
Essay 3 From Mimism to Music in the Child: The Development of Human Expression - 2 - Mimage, from Manualage to Langage 236
Essay 4 The Psycho-Physiological Laws of Living Oral Style and Their Use in Philology: Language Takes Form - 1 - Prepositional Patterning and the Formula 245
Essay 5 Human Bilateralism and the Anthropology of Language: Language Takes Form - 2 - The Construction of an Oral Text 260