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By Danièle M. Klapproth

Narrative as Social Practice units out to discover the complicated and engaging interrelatedness of narrative and tradition. It does so by way of contrasting the oral storytelling traditions of 2 generally divergent cultures - Anglo-Western tradition and the critical Australian tradition of the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Aborigines. Combining discourse-analytical and pragmalinguistic methodologies with the views of ethnopoetics and the ethnography of conversation, this e-book offers a hugely unique and interesting learn of storytelling as an important communicative job on the middle of socio-cultural existence.

The publication is anxious with either theoretical and empirical concerns. It engages seriously with the theoretical framework of social constructivism and the inspiration of social perform, and it deals serious discussions of the main influential theories of narrative recommend in Western pondering. Arguing for the adoption of a communication-oriented and cross-cultural point of view as a prerequisite for making improvements to our figuring out of the cultural variability of narrative perform, Klapproth provides precise textual analyses of Anglo-Western and Australian Aboriginal oral narratives, and contextualizes them with recognize to the several storytelling practices, values and worldviews in either cultures. Narrative as Social Practice bargains new insights to scholars and experts within the fields of narratology, discourse research, cross-cultural pragmatics, anthropology, folklore research, the ethnography of verbal exchange, and Australian Aboriginal experiences.

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