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Review Of Phillip D. Curtin, Africa Remembered: Narratives By West Africans From The Era Of Slave Trade, Dan Ben-Amos Jul 1970

Review Of Phillip D. Curtin, Africa Remembered: Narratives By West Africans From The Era Of Slave Trade, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

It has long been evident that folklore research in literate societies cannot rely exclusively on oral tradition but must incorporate data found in written sources as well. Now, indirectly, Phillip Curtin illustrates the applicability of the same methodological principle to folklorisitc investigation in traditionally nonliterate societies.


Review Of Victor Turner, The Forest Of Symbols: Aspects Of Ndembu Ritual, Dan Ben-Amos Apr 1970

Review Of Victor Turner, The Forest Of Symbols: Aspects Of Ndembu Ritual, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The ten essays that comprise this volume deal with the ritual symbols of the Ndembu people of Zambia, south-central Africa. All except one were previously published within the last ten years. Most of them excel in analytical rigor, detailed ethnographic description, and provide stimulating theoretical suggestions. Now that these essays have been assembled in a single volume, Victor Turner's approach emerges as a fruitful research method. It could well be one of the most significant contributions any anthropologist has made to folklore studies in the past decade.


Jewish Humor: The Concept From A New Viewpoint, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1970

Jewish Humor: The Concept From A New Viewpoint, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


The University Of Pennsylvania Folklore Archives: A Progress Report, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1970

The University Of Pennsylvania Folklore Archives: A Progress Report, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

The organization of folklore archives has become increasingly complex due to developments both in archiving methods and folklore studies. Particularly in recent years, with the emergence of information storage and retrieval as an independent field, the establishment of a modern, well-equipped folklore archive requires knowledge which can be acquired only through extensive specialized training and familiarity with technical, often commercial literature. While in the 'olden days' all one needed for a folklore archive was folders and file cabinets, today these office furnishings, still the main inventory of most archives, barely answer existing research needs. In addition, they often limit any ...


Review Of Roger D. Abrahams, Jump Rope Rhymes: A Dictionary, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1970

Review Of Roger D. Abrahams, Jump Rope Rhymes: A Dictionary, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

No abstract provided.


Power Politics In Relations To Military Intervention: The Case Of Yemen, Mohammed A. Zabarah Jan 1970

Power Politics In Relations To Military Intervention: The Case Of Yemen, Mohammed A. Zabarah

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.