Textual Life of the Savants

Textual Life of the Savants

by Gisli Palsson


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Textual Life of the Savants by Gisli Palsson

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783718657216
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Series: Studies in Anthropology and History Series , #18
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

From Life to Text
Times, Lives and Medieval Texts
Lives, Texts and Modern Realities
The Factual, the Fictive and the Fabulous
Novel and Ethnography
The Metaphor of Cultural Translation
Sagas, History, and Social Life
The Power of Words and the Context of Witchcraft
Fetishized Language, Symbolic Capital, and Social Identity
Enskilment and Sea: From Rules to Practice
Fast Fish and Loose Talk: Beyond Textualist Appropriation
Conclusion: Towards a Theory of Living Discourse

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