Penn Press logo
 
Power in Performance

Power in Performance
The Creation of Textual Authority in Weyewa Ritual Speech

Joel C. Kuipers

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 illus.
Cloth 1990 | ISBN 9780812282450 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512803341 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

Among the Weyewa of the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, spokesmen seek to inscribe their traditions and sacred obligations through ritual speaking performances. In a series of lively poetic dialogues, performers use a distinctive couplet style to pursue the trail of their ancestors.

Joel C. Kuipers is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University.

View your shopping cart | Browse Penn Press titles in Anthropology, Folklore, Linguistics | Join our mailing list

Penn Press | Site Use and Privacy Policy
Report Accessibility Issues and Get Help | University of Pennsylvania
Copyright © 2021 University of Pennsylvania Press | All rights reserved