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Retold Tales: Repeated Narratives as a Resource for Institutional Remembering

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter defines a key class of narratives: the retold tale. These are narratives told by a speaker who was not a participant in the events narrated, but heard them from someone else. These ... More


Multiple Versions of MidWest's History

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes five temporally complete tellings of the history of MidWest, and posits the existence of a core story repertoire, the set of retold tales that are most frequently told. These ... More


First Authors

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reexamines Loreto's historical “brand” by looking at some of the first authors of Loreto's origin story. It opens with the architects of Loreto's shrine seal, Cardinal Antonio Maria ... More


Unsettling Narratives

Natsu Taylor Saito

in Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780814723944
eISBN:
9780814708170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723944.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

The master narrative of American history depicts the triumph of “civilization” over “savagery,” with Angloamerican settlers braving the wilderness to assert their “right” to establish a state over ... More


The Origin of the Santuario

Brett Hendrickson

in The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America's Miraculous Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479815500
eISBN:
9781479870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479815500.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter collects and recounts several important origin stories for the Santuario de Chimayó and its healing dirt and argues that the various stories reveal the religious and political needs of ... More


Narrating Rupture and Continuity

Patricia Ewick and Marc W. Steinberg

in Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226644127
eISBN:
9780226644431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226644431.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter examines how St. Erasmus VOTFers negotiated the tensions between continuity and change, a “before and after”. On the one hand, their origin story highlights the latter in dramatic ... More


Rewriting to Control: How the Origins of Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, and Mary Magdalene Matter to Women’s Perceived Power

Elizabeth Rae Coody

in Monstrous Women in Comics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827623
eISBN:
9781496827678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827623.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter argues that for each of the women listed in the title there is a “multi-vocal” origin story that walks a tenuous line between heroism and monstrosity. Each woman becomes a monster when ... More


Stacks of Stories, Stories of Stacks

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is the author's Frederic Alden Warren Lecture delivered at Trinity College, University of Toronto, in 2010. He talks about Vladimir Nabokov's relation to evolution and the ways libraries ... More


Street Life: Chinese Noodles for Japanese Workers

George Solt

in Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520277564
eISBN:
9780520958371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277564.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 1 considers the emergence of new foods against the backdrop of European imperialism, Chinese migration, and the industrialization of the Japanese economy. The birth of Japanese rāmen was made ... More


Modernity, Media, and Martial Arts: From Beginning at the Origin to the Origin of the Beginning

Paul Bowman

in The Invention of Martial Arts: Popular Culture Between Asia and America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197540336
eISBN:
9780197540374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197540336.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 2, ‘Modernity, Media, and Martial Arts: From Beginning at the Origin to the Origin of the Beginning’ poses the question of when and where the analysis of the discursive entity ‘martial arts’ ... More


Origins and Orality

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Kanak peoples of New Caledonia have transmitted their values, history, customs, relationships, and collective wisdom from generation to generation through their oral traditions. Kanak “myths,” or ... More


Origin Stories about Segregationist Philanthropy

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

in Waste of a White Skin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

“Origin Stories about Segregationist Philanthropy” examines how the race for eugenics has been conflated with national scientific achievement in the study of South Africa as a modern nation. Thereby ... More


“There is no arcane place for return”: Revisionist Mythmaking with a Difference

AnaLouise Keating

in Transformation Now!: Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037849
eISBN:
9780252095115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037849.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter offers a detailed example of how scholars and other readers can use differences to forge commonalities. Reading Mary Daly in conversation with Gloria Anzaldúa and Audre Lorde, this ... More


O Pioneers!

Deborah Blythe Doroshow

in Emotionally Disturbed: A History of Caring for America's Troubled Children

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226621432
eISBN:
9780226621579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226621579.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the emergence of residential treatment centers in the 1930s and 1940s, which occurred in the context of several related developments in child welfare and psychiatry. Growing ... More


Conclusion: Beyond a ‘New’ Wars Paradigm: Bringing the Periphery into View

Ross McGarry and Sandra Walklate

in A Criminology of War?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781529202595
eISBN:
9781529202649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202595.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the Conclusion chapter eight, Beyond a “new” wars paradigm: bringing the periphery into view, the conceptual framework of “old” and “new” wars presented in this Introduction, and as generally ... More


Dancers Dancing

Aditya Malik

in Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment: Oral Narratives from the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325092
eISBN:
9780190231903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325092.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 7 presents and discusses narratives relating to the origin and emergence of dancers and priests involved in the performance of jāgars. This chapter also contains an ethnographic account of a ... More


The Final Act

Nancy E. Davis

in The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190645236
eISBN:
9780190937270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645236.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

With the arrival in New York of the celebrated Chinese junk Keying in 1847, Afong Moy’s presence as a well-known Chinese spectacle was again in demand. Chapter 10 tells us that after an eight-year ... More


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