Power in Performance: The Creation of Textual Authority in Weyewa Ritual Speech (Hardback)Joel C. Kuipers (author)
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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
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 mm
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