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Mythology and Values: An Analysis of Navaho Chantway Myths

Mythology and Values: An Analysis of Navaho Chantway Myths
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In this book, Katherine Spencer examines Navaho cultural values by studying a specific subset of Navaho mythology: chantway myths, part of ceremonies performed to cure illness. She begins with a summary of the general plot construction of chantway myths and the value themes presented in these plots...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780292735286
  • ISBN-10: 0292735286
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Media: Paperback
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In this book, Katherine Spencer examines Navaho cultural values by studying a specific subset of Navaho mythology: chantway myths, part of ceremonies performed to cure illness. She begins with a summary of the general plot construction of chantway myths and the value themes presented in these plots. , then discusses explanatory elements inserted by the narrators of the myths. She continues with a deeper analysis of the cultural value judgements conveyed by these myths. At the end of the book, Spencer includes abstracts of the myths she discusses.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780292735286
  • ISBN-10 : 0292735286
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 248
  • Status : 528 on hand
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  • Pages : 248
  • Release Date : 1957-01-01
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