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Finnegan, Ruth H.

Overview
Works: 119 works in 491 publications in 2 languages and 10,482 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Folklore  Genealogy  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Researcher, ed, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PL8010, 808.81
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruth H Finnegan
Oral literature in Africa by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scope and content: "This revised edition makes Finnegan's ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images, and an updated bibliography, as well as original chapters on poetry, prose, 'drum language' and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa." - back cover
Oral poetry : its nature, significance, and social context by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World treasury of oral poetry by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limba stories and story-telling by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral traditions and the verbal arts : a guide to research practices by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides up-to-date guidance on how to approach the study of oral forms and their performances, examining both the practicalities of fieldwork and the methods by which oral texts and performances can be observed, collected and analysed
The hidden musicians : music-making in an English town by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic ethnography reveals the worlds of amateur musicians. Back in print with a new preface
Communicating : the multiple modes of human interconnection by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Communicating", the anthropologist Ruth Finnegan considers the many and varied modes through which we humans communicate and the multisensory resources we draw on. The book uncovers the amazing array of sounds, sights, smells, gestures, looks, movements, touches and material objects which humans use so creatively to interconnect both nearby and across space and time - resources consistently underestimated in those Western ideologies that prioritise "rationality" and referential language. Focusing on embodied and material processes, and on practice rather than text, this comparative analysis counters the cognitive and word-centred emphases of many current accounts of communication. With examples from many cultures and historical periods, Finnegan draws together research in anthropology, sociolinguistics, cultural studies, cultural history and animal communication to highlight the multidimensional character of human communicating. A useful transdisciplinary overview for researchers and advanced students in anthropology, communication and cultural studies, this book should interest anyone with an interest in the remarkable ways we communicate
Modes of thought; essays on thinking in Western and non-Western societies by Robin Horton( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sources and methods for family and community historians : a handbook by Michael Drake( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1994
The Penguin book of oral poetry by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the city : a study of narrative and urban life by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literacy and orality : studies in the technology of communication by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From family tree to family history( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its aim of placing individual and localized cases in their social and historical context, this accessible and innovative series will stimulate and develop personal research in family and community history." "This volume moves from a focus on individual families to the broader patterns revealed by recent research on population, household structures, domestic economies, family relationships, and family myths."--Jacket
The oral and beyond : doing things with words in Africa by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Finnegan examines the verbal arts in Africa and looks at whether the image of Africa as the 'oral' continent stands up to a more comparative and critical approach to 'orality' and performance
New approaches to economic life : economic restructuring, unemployment and the social division of labour by Bryan R Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Pacific oral traditions( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of the Limba people of northern Sierra Leone by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptions of inquiry : a reader by Stuart C Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participating in the knowledge society : researchers beyond the university walls by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventeenth-century village astronomers, missionary meteorologists, Victorian amateur botanists, industrial investigators, modern-day think tankers, local archaeologists, freelance family historians, Internet bloggers and debaters, and many others - through a range of fascinating cases complemented by overview analysis, this multi-author volume reveals the extent and vitality of the often invisible researchers who operate outside the university."
Why do we quote? : the culture and history of quotation by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quoting is all around us. But do we really know what it means? How do people actually quote today, and how did our present systems come about? This book brings together a down-to-earth account of contemporary quoting with an examination of the comparative and historical background that lies behind it and the characteristic way that quoting links past and present, the far and the near. Drawing from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, literary studies and the ethnography of speaking, Ruth Finnegan's fascinating study sets our present conventions into cross-cultural and historical perspective. She traces the curious history of quotation marks, examines the long tradition of quotation collections with their remarkable recycling across the centuries, and explores the uses of quotation in literary, visual and oral traditions. The book tracks the changing definitions and control of quoting over the millennia and in doing so throws new light on ideas such as 'imitation', 'allusion', 'authorship', 'originality' and 'plagiarism'
 
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Alternative Names
Finnegan, R. H.

Finnegan, Ruth.

Finnegan, Ruth 1933-

Finnegan, Ruth H.

Finnegan, Ruth H. 1933-

Finnegan, Ruth Hilary.

Finnegan, Ruth Hilary 1933-

Murray, Ruth Finnegan

Murray, Ruth H. Finnegan.

Murray, Ruth H. Finnegan 1933-

Murray, Ruth Hillary

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Languages
English (313)

Italian (4)

Covers
Oral poetry : its nature, significance, and social contextOral traditions and the verbal arts : a guide to research practicesThe hidden musicians : music-making in an English townCommunicating : the multiple modes of human interconnectionSources and methods for family and community historians : a handbookTales of the city : a study of narrative and urban lifeFrom family tree to family historyThe oral and beyond : doing things with words in Africa