Publications in Ethnography The Drama of Life: A Study of Life Cycle Customs Among the Guambiano, Colombia, South America

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Book
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ISBN 10
0883121530 
ISBN 13
9780883121535 
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Publication Year
1978 
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Volume
Pages
120 
Tags
Guambiano, Life Cycle Customs, History & Criticism, Ethnic Studies, Cultural, Anthropology 
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This book is a collection of dramatic life-stories from the viewpoint of a Guambiano master story-teller. The English translation and ethnographic comment are by Judy Branks from the Guambiano texts by Juan Bautista Sánchez. Judy and her husband Tom have lived and worked among the Guambianos for 37 years. They met Juan Bautista Sanchez and asked him to tell them stories from the lives of his people for a literacy primer and quickly realized his masterful storytelling talent. These collected pieces comprise his interpretation of the Guambiano cycle of life. The translation into English was carefully done to preserve the rich cultural expression. Although this study reflects the cultural practices of the Guambiano people as they existed more than 40 years ago, it remains an important interpretation from the viewpoint of a member of that society and will be of interest to students of anthropology or sociology. In addition, these stories can be used in a comparative study with the Guambianos of today. The book is also a fascinating read for anyone interested in native cultural studies. 
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