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Listening For A Life: A Dialogic Ethnography of Bessie Eldreth through Her Songs and Stories
by Patricia Sawin
Utah State University Press, 2004
eISBN: 978-0-87421-500-7 | Paper: 978-0-87421-582-3
Library of Congress Classification GR55.E53S397 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 398.092

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In one sense a folklorist's portrayal of a notable folk artist's life and art, Listening for a Life is equally a rethinking of the processes involved in such work, not only in how the folklorist conveys her subject but in how her subject constitutes and performs herself into being through dialogue with others: those present, those once present, those imagined and anticipated.

Drawing on Bahktinian and feminist theory, Sawin pushes forward our understanding of the interactive roles of ethnographer and subject and in the process gives us a deeper understanding of folk singer and storyteller Bessie Eldreth and her greatest art, herself.



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