Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories Jeannie B. Thomas

ISBN: 9780813917238

Published: July 22nd 1997

Hardcover

228 pages


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Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories  by  Jeannie B. Thomas

Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories by Jeannie B. Thomas
July 22nd 1997 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 228 pages | ISBN: 9780813917238 | 8.37 Mb

Interested in preserving her family folklore, Jeannie B. Thomas recorded detailed oral histories from her mother and two grandmothers. While analyzing the tapes of these sessions, she notices the inappropriate laughter often accompanied the retellingMoreInterested in preserving her family folklore, Jeannie B.

Thomas recorded detailed oral histories from her mother and two grandmothers. While analyzing the tapes of these sessions, she notices the inappropriate laughter often accompanied the retelling of painful stories. In this book, Thomas combines these personal narratives with original scholarship drawing on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Julia Kristeva to uncover meaning behind the startling presence of unconventional laughter in womens histories.



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