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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India

Author:
Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter

ISBN:
978 1 5017 2783 2
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
424
List price(s):
9.95 USD
9.99 GBP

Publication date:
15 August 2018

Short description: 

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women's rituals, she looks at the...

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In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women's rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by female and male storytellers respectively.

Biography: 

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger is Professor of Religion and Director of the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. She is the author of books including When the World Becomes Female: Possibilities of a South Indian Goddess and Everyday Hinduism.

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