Barre Toelken's Anguish Of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West: 2 PDF

By Barre Toelken

After a occupation operating and dwelling with American Indians and learning their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping learn of local American folklore within the West. inside of a framework of functionality thought, cultural worldview, and collaborative learn, he examines local American visible arts, dance, oral culture (story and song), humor, and styles of pondering and discovery to illustrate what may be gleaned from Indian traditions by means of Natives and non-Natives alike. within the method he considers well known distortions of Indian ideals, demystifies many traditions through exhibiting how they are often comprehended inside of their cultural contexts, considers why a few facets of local American lifestyles are usually not intended to be understood via or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how a lot should be discovered via sensitivity to and know-how of cultural values.

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The discomfort of Snails is a vital paintings for the gathering of any critical reader in folklore or local American studies.

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