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Finnegan, Ruth H.

Overview
Works: 125 works in 540 publications in 2 languages and 11,845 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Folklore  Genealogy  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Researcher, ed
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 )

62 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 )

37 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communicating : the multiple modes of human interconnection by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many accounts of human communication suggest that we are limited to communicating through words, visual images, the mass media and by digital means. This perspective underestimates the multisensory qualities of much of our human interconnecting and the multiple sounds, touches, sights and material objects which humans use so creatively to interconnect both nearby and across space and time. Ruth Finnegan brings together research from linguistic and sensory anthropology, alternative approaches to 'material culture' and 'the body', non-verbal communication, cultural studies, computer-mediated communication, and illuminating work on animal communication. Examples from both western and non-western cultures together with plentiful illustrations enrich and deepen the analysis. 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 challenges the underlying cognitive and word-centred model common to many approaches to communication. The second edition of Communicating includes a new introduction, updates to take account of recent work, an additional chapter covering ethereal non-verbal non-bodily communicating such as telepathy and dreams, fresh illustrations, a new conclusion and updated bibliography."--Publisher's description
A World treasury of oral poetry by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 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 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 448 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 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic ethnography reveals the worlds of amateur musicians. Back in print with a new preface
Sources and methods for family and community historians : a handbook by Michael Drake( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1994
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 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of oral poetry by Ruth H Finnegan( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From family tree to family history( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 319 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 )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 303 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Pacific oral traditions( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 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 held by 235 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 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It provides a startling rebuttal of the conventional notion that the university is the primary site for knowledge production or that 'research' can and should be delimited within academically policed boundaries. The most creative and untrammelled researching today may be outside the universities, among other things exploiting the dialogic space of the Internet to bypass traditional academic controls over the production and validation of knowledge." "This interdisciplinary and transhistorical volume will interest - and challenge - all readers concerned with the theory and practice of higher education and lifelong learning; the organisation of research; the sociology and history of knowledge; and the implications and research of 'the knowledge society'."--Jacket
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 71 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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Oral literature in Africa
Alternative Names
Finnegan, R. H.

Finnegan, R. H. 1933-

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 (352)

Italian (4)

Covers
Oral poetry : its nature, significance, and social contextCommunicating : the multiple modes of human interconnectionOral traditions and the verbal arts : a guide to research practicesThe hidden musicians : music-making in an English townSources 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