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Author Sawin, Patricia.

Title Listening for a life : a dialogic ethnography of Bessie Eldreth through her songs and stories / Patricia Sawin.

Imprint Logan : Utah State University Press, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-240) and index.
Contents Introduction : dialogism and subjectivity -- "That was before I ever left home" : complex accounts of a simple childhood -- "If you had to work as hard as I did, it would kill you" : work, narrative, and self-definition -- "I said, 'don't you do it'" : tracing development as an empowered speaker through reported speech in narrative -- "He never did say anything about my dreams that would worry me after that" : negotiating gender and power in ghost stories -- "I'm a bad one to go pulling jokes on people" : practical joking as a problematic vehicle for oppositional self-definition -- "My singing is my life" : repertoire and performance -- Epilogue.
Summary "In one sense a folklorist's portrayal of a folk artist's life and art, Listening for a Life is equally a rethinking of the processes involved in such work, not only in how the folklorist conveys her subject but in how her subject constitutes and performs herself into being through dialogue with others: those present, those once present, those imagined and anticipated. Drawing on Bahktinian and feminist theory, Sawin pushes forward our understanding of the interactive roles of ethnographer and subject and in the process gives us a deeper understanding of folk singer and storyteller Bessie Eldreth and her greatest art, herself."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject Eldreth, Bessie Mae, 1913-
Eldreth, Bessie Mae, 1913- -- Interviews.
Eldreth, Bessie Mae, 1913-
Eldreth, Bessie Mae, 1913- -- Entretiens.
Eldreth, Bessie Mae, 1913- (OCoLC)fst00337177
Women folklorists -- Appalachian Region -- Biography.
Women storytellers -- Appalachian Region -- Biography.
Folk singers -- Appalachian Region -- Biography.
Folklore -- Appalachian Region.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region.
Appalachian Region -- Social life and customs.
Femmes folkloristes -- Appalaches -- Biographies.
Conteuses -- Appalaches -- Biographies.
Chanteuses de folklore -- Appalaches -- Biographies.
Folklore -- Appalaches.
Musique folklorique -- Appalaches.
Appalaches -- Murs et coutumes.
Folk music. (OCoLC)fst00929383
Folk singers. (OCoLC)fst01198495
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Women folklorists. (OCoLC)fst01177689
Women storytellers. (OCoLC)fst01178579
Appalachian Region. (OCoLC)fst01240092
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Other Form: Print version: Sawin, Patricia. Listening for a life. Logan : Utah State University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2004004974 (OCoLC)54544181
ISBN 0874215005 (electronic bk.)
9780874215007 (electronic bk.)
087421582X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780874215823 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051378821
DEBSZ 396108806
GBVCP 1008654191

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