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Listening for a Life: A Dialogic Ethnography of Bessie Eldreth Through Her Songs and Stories

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Publisher Comments:

In one sense a folklorist's portrayal of a notable folk artist's life and art, Listening for a Life is equally a rethinking of the processes involved in such work, not only in how the folklorist conveys her subject but in how her subject constitutes and performs herself into being through dialogue with others: those present, those once present, those imagined and anticipated.

Drawing on Bahktinian and feminist theory, Sawin pushes forward our understanding of the interactive roles of ethnographer and subject and in the process gives us a deeper understanding of folk singer and storyteller Bessie Eldreth and her greatest art, herself.

Book News Annotation:

Sawin (anthropology, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) applies Bahktinian and feminist theory to the work of traditional North Carolina singer and storyteller Eldreth (b. 1913). Her topics include dialogism and subjectivity, complex accounts of a simple childhood, development as an empowered speaker, negotiating gender and power in ghost stories, and practical joking as a problematic vehicle for oppositional self-definition.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Drawing on Bahktinian and feminist theory, Sawin advances our understanding of the interactive roles of ethnographer and subject and thereby gives us a deeper understanding of folk singer and storyteller Bessie Eldreth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874215823
Author:
Sawin, Patricia
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Location:
Logan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Country & Folk
Subject:
Appalachian Region
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
Folk singers
Subject:
Women folklorists
Subject:
Women storytellers
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
Folklore -- Appalachian Region.
Subject:
Appalachian Region Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Folk » Folk and Traditional
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » Women
Reference » General

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