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Pogue, Tiffany D. – Written Communication, 2015
This study describes the use of literacy--including the written word--in the maintenance and practice of Lukumí, a Diasporic African spiritual tradition. While Lukumí is decidedly orally transmitted, the written word is still a critical part of its contemporary practice. Relying on data collected during participant observation of ceremonies and…
Descriptors: Written Language, Literacy, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups
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Noy, Chaim – Written Communication, 2015
The study takes a situated and material approach to texts and writing practices and examines writing ethnographically as it transpires and displayed in museums. The ethnography highlights the richness and sociality embodied in writing practices as well as the ideological, communal, and ritualistic functions that writing and texts serve in cultural…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Museums, Ethnography, Comparative Analysis