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Ecology of the Spoken Word Amazonian Storytelling and the Shamanism among the Napo Runa

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ISBN-10: 025208103X

ISBN-13: 9780252081033

Edition: 2015

Authors: Michael Uzendoski, Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

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This volume offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy present and analyze lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through narratives, songs, curing chants, and other oral performances, so readers may come to understand and appreciate Quichua aesthetic expression. Guiding readers into Quichua ways of thinking and being--in which language itself is only a part of a communicative world that includes plants, animals, and the landscape--Uzendoski and Calapucha-Tapuy weave exacting translations into an interpretive argument with theoretical implications for understanding oral…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/22/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

  Michael A. Uzendoski is an associate professor of anthropology at Florida State University and the author ofThe Napo Runa of Amazonian Ecuador.Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy is a native of Napo, Ecuador, and a translator of Napo Quichua stories and songs.