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Briggs, Charles L. 1953-

Works: 87 works in 262 publications in 3 languages and 9,018 library holdings
Genres: History  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: P40.5.I57, 401.9
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Most widely held works about Charles L Briggs
Most widely held works by Charles L Briggs
Stories in the time of cholera : racial profiling during a medical nightmare by Charles L Briggs( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 1992-1993 cholera epidemic in Venezuela
Voices of modernity : language ideologies and the politics of inequality by Richard Bauman( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and tradition have long been relegated to the sidelines as scholars have considered the role of politics, science, technology and economics in the making of the modern world. This reading of over two centuries of philosophy, political theory, anthropology, folklore and history argues that new ways of imagining language and representing supposedly premodern people - the poor, labourers, country folk, non-europeans and women - made political and scientific revolutions possible. The connections between language ideologies, privileged linguistic codes, and political concepts and practices shape the diverse ways we perceive ourselves and others. This 2003 book demonstrates that contemporary efforts to make schemes of social inequality based on race, gender, class and nationality seem compelling and legitimate, rely on deeply-rooted ideas about language and tradition. Showing how critics of modernity unwittingly reproduce these foundational fictions, it suggests strategies for challenging the undemocratic influence of these voices of modernity
Disorderly discourse : narrative, conflict, & inequality by Charles L Briggs( )

18 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Involving everything from war to playground disputes, narratives generate, sustain, mediate, and represent conflict at levels of social organization. Still, despite the vast amount of research that has been conducted on conflict and narrative in a number of disciplines, the way they interrelate has seldom been explored in any depth; in fact, most studies treat narrative merely as a source of information about conflict rather then as a part of conflict processes. The contributors to this collection argue that language consists of socially and politically situated practices that are differentially distributed on the basis of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and other categories. They draw on new approaches to the study of both discourse and political processes in challenging previous assumptions about narrative and social conflict as they interpret disputes that emerge in a variety of settings in Brazil, Fiji, Crete, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela. These essays substantially further our theoretical and methodological understanding of narrative and conflict and how they intersect
Learning how to ask : a sociolinguistic appraisal of the role of the interview in social science research by Charles L Briggs( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Turkish and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews are ubiquitous in modern society, and they play a crucial role in social scientific research. But, as Charles Briggs convincingly argues in this book, received interviewing techniques rest on fundamental misapprehensions about the nature both of the interview as a communicative event, and of the nature of the data that it produces. Furthermore, interviewers rarely examine the compatibility of interviews as a means of acquiring information to one another. These oversights often blind interviewers to ensuing errors of interpretation, as well as to the limitations of the interview as a means of acquiring data. To conflict these problems, Professor Briggs presents an analysis of the 'communicative blunders' that he himself committed in conducting research interviews among Spanish-speakers in northern New Mexico. By focusing on these errors and exploring how they may be avoided, he is able to propose new techniques for designing, implementing, and analyzing interview-based research. These rest on identifying the subjects' resources for conveying information, and the relative compatability of the shared rules and understandings that underlie their strategies with those associated with interviews. Critical of existing paradigms of interviewing, which he sees as deriving from Western 'folk' theories of reality and communication, Briggs shows that the development of more sophisticated interviewing methodologies requires further research into interviewing itself. Briggs's conclusions provide a basis for the reexamination of current uses of interviews in a wide range of contexts - from social science research to job applications, welfare and health care delivery, criminal and legal investigations, journalism and broadcasting, and other areas of everyday life. His book will appeal to linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, psychologists, as well as other readers whose research or professional activities depend on the use of interviews
The wood carvers of Córdova, New Mexico : social dimensions of an artistic "revival" by Charles L Briggs( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land, water, and culture : new perspectives on Hispanic land grants( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, many Hispanic and Pueblo Indian communities were stripped of their land base and water rights, leaving a legacy of bitterness and poverty. The essays in this third volume of the New Mexico Land Grant Series explore the social, ecological, political, and legal roots of land grants whose disposition is as crucial to the survival of these communities today as it has been during the past four centuries
Hispano folklife of New Mexico : the Lorin W. Brown Federal Writers' Project manuscripts by Lorin W Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1878 and 1978 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For generations the remote villages of northern New Mexico lay virtually undisturbed, quietly passing through the predictable cycles of an agrarian society and preserving a colonial Hispanic culture unique to the United States Fortunately, many of the old traditions were preserved through the work of Lorin W. Brown who was born and raised in New Mexico. In the late 1930s he was employed by the New Mexico Federal Writers' Project to document the folklife of Hispanic northern New Mexico. Brown produced almost 200 manuscripts, all based on his interviews with many elderly residents of Cordova, Truchas, and other isolated communities., thus preserving an oral history stretching back to the late 18th century"--Amazon
Competence in performance : the creativity of tradition in Mexicano verbal art by Charles L Briggs( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Competence in Performance, Charles L. Briggs explores the nature of the gift of oral performance and the competence that underlies that ability. His study focuses on rural Hispanic communities in northern New Mexico. There, individuals, particularly older people, are highly respected for their ability to use language both beautifully and persuasively, prompting their listeners to look beyond appearances to grasp the deeper meaning of the performance. Briggs elucidates the contributions of each genre--proverbs, scriptural allusions, jokes, legends, treasure tales, hymns and prayers--to the Mexicans' struggle to survive as a community, showing how the meaning of a given performance arises from a creative interaction between the worlds of reality and imagination. The author argues that the differing ways in which each performance, performer, and genre relate text and context underlie the power and creativity of verbal art and he suggests that analyzing this process will provide crucial insights into the nature of communicative competence in general. Competence in Performance will be of interest to scholars and students of folklore, anthropology, linguistics, and oral history, was well as ethnomethodology and literary criticism
Tell me why my children died : rabies, indigenous knowledge, and communicative justice by Charles L Briggs( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reliving the epidemic: parents' perspectives -- When caregivers fail: doctors, nurses, and healers facing an intractable disease -- Explaining the inexplicable in Mukoboina: epidemiologists, documents, and the dialogue that failed -- Heroes, bureaucrats, and millenarian wisdom: journalists cover an epidemic conflict -- Narratives, communicative monopolies, and acute health inequities -- Knowledge production and circulation -- Laments, psychoanalysis, and the work of mourning -- Biomediatization: health/communicative inequities and health news -- Toward health/communicative equities and justice
The lost gold mine of Juan Mondragón : a legend from New Mexico by Melaquías Romero( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making health public : how news coverage is remaking media, medicine, and contemporary life by Charles L Briggs( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of `biomediatization' and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through connections between dispersed sites and forms of expertise. The chapters offer an innovative combination of media content analysis and ethnographic data on the production and circulation of health news, drawing on work with journalists, clinicians, health officials, medical researchers, marketers, and audiences. The volume provides students and scholars with unique insight into the significance and complexity of what health news does and how it is created
Infectious diseases and social inequality in Latin America : from hemispheric insecurity to global cooperation by Charles L Briggs( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misión barrio adentro : medicina social, movimientos sociales de los pobres y nuevas coaliciones en Venezuela by Charles L Briggs( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poéticas de vida en espacios de muerte : género, poder y estado en la cotidianeidad warao by Charles L Briggs( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning how to ask by Charles L Briggs( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las historias en los tiempos del cólera by Charles L Briggs( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SAS Institute 62 Success Secrets - 62 Most Asked Questions On SAS Institute - What You Need To Know by Charles L Briggs( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una enfermedad monstruo : indígenas derribando el cerco de la discriminación en salud by Charles L Briggs( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadway journal( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our strength is the land" : the structure of hierarchy and equality and the pragmatics of discourse in Hispano (Spanish-American) "talk about the past" by Charles L Briggs( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stories in the time of cholera : racial profiling during a medical nightmare
Voices of modernity : language ideologies and the politics of inequalityDisorderly discourse : narrative, conflict, & inequalityLearning how to ask : a sociolinguistic appraisal of the role of the interview in social science researchThe lost gold mine of Juan Mondragón : a legend from New MexicoLearning how to ask
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Charles L. Briggs American anthropologist

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