Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India
- Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter
- Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (381 pages).
- Myth and Poetics Ser
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India; Contents; Illustrations and Maps; Foreword; Preface; Note on Transliteration; I Introduction: Region, Repertoire, and Genre; 2 Soaking the Goddess, Celebrating Friendship; 3 Brave Daughters, Bound Kings: A Female Tradition of Reversal; 4 Land of Wealth, Land of Famine: The ""Parrot Dance"" in Ritual and Narrative; 5 Joining Verse to Verse: Professional Storytelling and Individual Creativity; 6 ""This Is Our Story"": A Chhattisgarhi Epic; 7 Paá¹#x87;áı#x8D;vÄ#x81;nÄ± Heroines, Chhattisgarhi Daughters.
8 Conclusion: Shifting Boundaries of Genre and CommunityPerformance Texts; The Song of Subanbali; KathÄ#x81;nÄ± KÅ±hÄ#x81;: Of Friendship, Love, and Memory; Sample Transcriptions of Performance Texts; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
- In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women's rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by female and male storytellers respectively.
9781501722868 (electronic bk.)
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