Tooy Teaching II—Mostly Papá 04182005/05302005

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Tooy Teaching II—Mostly Papá 04182005/05302005

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This chapter discusses the teaching of Tooy regarding Papa songs and folklore. Tooy shared his concerns about the impending loss of collective knowledge and his observations about the decline of their matrilineage. This chapter suggests that some of Tooy's Papa songs resemble folktales in their “just-so-story” character telling how Samarakas found some important aspect of their culture that was not present in the distant past.

Keywords: Papa songs; Papa folklore; Tooy; collective knowledge; matrilineage; folktales

Chapter.  5371 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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