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Style and Meaning in Funeral Oratory

 

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This book analyses Babukusu funeral oratory ritual called Khuswala Kumuse. It highlights the central role the ritual plays in Babukusu community in defining their worldview and how they relate with their cosmology and themselves. The ritual performer exploits the linguistic resources at his disposal to construct meanings that enables the society to understand itself better. Thus the book highlights stylistic features in the performers? text and how they contribute to the overall meanings and functions of Khuswala Kumuse. The author argues that the ritual performer uses literary language in constructing the image of Babukusu-nation. Mr. Maelo notes that the ritual provides a platform where members of the community come together to affirm their identity and nationhood and to reflect on their past and chart out their future. This book is very resourceful to literary scholars, educators and sociologists in developing cultural dynamics theories.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC101491
AuthorMaelo Michael Wanyonyi
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages204
Publishing Year2011-09-20T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3845470900
Edition1 st
Book TypeSocial & cultural anthropology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-08-18 00:00:00
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