SEWALL, Ian William.
Title: Folkloral Voice
Publisher:  Qual Institute Press, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, Edmonton , 1998, ISBN:0968304419
Seller ID: 81940
SEWALL, Ian William. The Folkloral Voice. Edmonton : Qual Institute Press, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology, (1998). First Edition.Pp (10),-321,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated white card cover s, blue spine. "It is the pleasure and purpose of this studied conversancy to entertain contraries, to listen for a primal and folkloral teaching voice in the midst of a post-typographic conversation. Eight narrators, that is, a teaching elder (now retired), four traditional storytellers, two teachers of international experience, and one child of effervescent joy, are engaged around the kitchen table of this inquiry. Their talk and their tales are situated into the word and paint environment of traditional folklore, into the reflections and philosophies of modern theorists and essayists, and into the barbed wire of the researcher's own life. These narrators and friends become the tricksterish adhesive of a crosscultural conversation. Their espousals reflect upon storytelling as both a metaphoric and pedagogic bridge, storytelling as a meaningful orality in a student soundscape, storytelling as the medicine of coyote laughter, and storytelling as a life-giving intergenerational conversation: four kinds of discourse. The Folkloral Voice, in the Wesakychakian sense, is an attempt to put a body into a name, to infuse a western pedagogy with an ancestral orality. We are the Ancestors. We are the fiction of the story and the fact of its telling. It is our own footprints we most discover on the undiscovered island of our days. Our ordinary and daily tellings are the celebrations of our kind. This study hopes to more than understand how it is that the folkloral informs the crosscultural classroom of a represented world. This study hopes to replace a certainamount of privately constructed silence with the medicine of a darn good s tory!" - from the back cover. Very good. Inscribed by the author - “May thesunshine find you grinning, I.W. Sewall.” 40.00