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Polyphony in Sámi narratives
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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2008. Vol. 45, no 2, 193-228 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11286OAI: diva2:150957
Available from: 2008-12-07 Created: 2008-12-07 Last updated: 2011-01-03Bibliographically approved

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