Polyphony in Sámi narratives
2008 (English)In: Journal of Folklore Research, ISSN 0737-7037, E-ISSN 1543-0413, Vol. 45, no 2, 193-228 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Johan Turi was the first Sámi (Lapp) to publish a book in Sámi about his own people. But he was first of all a storyteller. Turi lived in a period of intense social change, which his narrative reflects. A study of his first published book, Muitalus Sámiid birra (1910), exposes his relation and attitude as storyteller to his context. Taking as a point of departure that storytelling is a way of establishing a position toward context, I show how Turi expresses sympathy, criticism, or doubts towards the different discourses of the time. Turi is a skillful narrator, who appears both as an indigenous writer and as a social agent, expressing in a subtle manner his relation to the collective storytelling tradition and his responsibility in narration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 45, no 2, 193-228 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11286OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-11286DiVA: diva2:150957