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001       96004418 
008    960105s1995    enka     b    00100 eng   
010    96004418 //r97 
019 1  12138624 
019    96004418 
020    1859730086|b(paper : acid-free paper) 
020    085496424X|b(cloth : acid-free paper) 
043    a-ii--- 
050 00 GR305.7.T35|bK47 1995 
082 00 398/.0894811|220 
100 2  Kersenboom-Story, Saskia C. 
245 10 Word, sound, image :|bthe life of the Tamil text /|cSaskia
       Kersenboom. 
260    Oxford ;|aWashington, D.C. :|bBerg Publishers,|c1995. 
300    xx, 259 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm. +|e1 computer laser disc (4 3
       /4 in.) 
440  0 Explorations on anthropology,|x1352-8068 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-245) and 
       index. 
505 0  1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Habitus. 2. Text. 3. World. 4. 
       Performer -- Pt. II. Praxis. 5. Speech Artefact. 6. Form. 
       7. Content -- Pt. III. Representation. 8. Orientation. 9. 
       Reproduction. 10. Objectification. 11. Translation. 
520    This original and radical book challenges dominant 
       parameters of literacy by comparing the oral tradition of 
       the Tamils in South India with the Western culture of 
       printed text. In India, traditional texts are always 
       performed; as a result, form and meaning can change 
       depending on the occasion. This is the opposite of Western
       communication through publication which is a static 
       representation of knowledge. The author examines the 
       reasons for the differences between the Indian and Western
       textual traditions, and describes how text lives through 
       the performing arts of words, sound and imagery. She 
       argues that interactive multimedia is the first Western 
       communication form to represent oral traditions 
       effectively. A Compact Disc Interactive (CD-i) included 
       with this book allows readers to see for themselves how 
       multimedia can add meaning and complement traditional text
       -based studies. 
650  0 Tamil (Indic people)|xFolklore. 
650  0 Tamil (Indic people)|xRites and ceremonies. 
650  0 Folklore|zIndia, South|xPerformance. 
650  0 Oral tradition|zIndia, South. 
650  0 Folk literature, Tamil. 
650  0 Tamil language|xProsodic analysis. 
650  0 Tamil language|xTexts. 
984    2015|cheld 
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