Power in Performance: The Creation of Textual Authority in Weyewa Ritual Speech (Hardback)
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Power in Performance: The Creation of Textual Authority in Weyewa Ritual Speech (Hardback)

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Hardback 230 Pages / Published: 01/09/1990
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Among the Weyewa of the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, spokesmen seek to inscribe their traditions and sacred obligations through ritual speaking performances. In a series of lively poetic dialogues, performers use a distinctive couplet style to pursue the trail of their ancestors.

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812282450
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 mm

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