Persuasions and Performances

Persuasions and Performances : The Play of Tropes in Culture

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The importance of the figurative imagination in human interaction is the focus of these seminal essays by cultural anthropologist James W. Fernandez.show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 158 x 235.7 x 24.1mm | 567.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253203740
  • 9780253203748

Table of contents

Introduction Acknowledgments Part I. Persuasions 1. Persuasions and Performances: Of the Beast in Every Body and the Metaphors of Everyman 2. The Mission of Metaphor in Expressive Culture Part II. Performances 3. Poetry in Motion: Being Moved by Amusement, Mockery, and Mortality in the Asturian Mountains 4. Syllogisms of Association: Some Modern Extensions of Asturian Deepsong 5. Lexical Fields: And Some Movements About, Within, and Between Them 6. Some Reflections on Looking into Mirrors 7. Edification by Puzzlement 8. Returning to the Whole 9. The Dark at the Bottem of the Stairs: The Inchoate in Symbolic Inquire and Some Strategies for Coping with It 10. Moving up in the world: Transcendence in Symbolic Anthropology 11. Convivial Attitudes: A Northern Spanish Kayak Festival in Its Historical Moment Indexshow more

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"This is a rich and stimulating collection of articles." - Journal of Ritual Studiesshow more

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