9783718657223

The Textual Life of Savants

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    9783718657223

  • ISBN10:

    3718657228

  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1995-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
Preface ix
Introduction
1(26)
PART ONE From Life to Text
The Conventional Metaphor of Cultural Translation
27(20)
The Factual, the Fictive and the Fabulous: Novel and Ethnography
47(28)
PART TWO Times, Lives and Medieval Texts
Sagas, History, and Social Life
75(24)
The Power of Words and the Context of Witchcraft
99(24)
PART THREE Lives, Texts and Modern Realities
Fetishized Language, Symbolic Capital, and Social Identity
123(22)
Beyond Environmental Orientalism
145(24)
Conclusions: Towards a Theory of Living Discourse
169(12)
References 181(20)
Index 201

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