The title to this interdisciplinary collection draws on the
Yupik Eskimo belief that seals, fish, and other game are precious
gifts that, when treated with respect and care, will return to be
hunted again. Just so, if oral traditions are told faithfully and
respectfully, they will return to benefit future generations. The
contributors to this volume are concerned with the interpretation
and representation of oral narrative and how it is shaped by its
audience and the time, place, and cultural context of the
narration. Thus, oral traditions are understood as a series of
dialogues between tradition bearers and their listeners, including
those who record, write, and interpret.
Subjects: Sociology, Anthropology
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