Saying Isn't Believing

Conversation, Narrative and the Discourse of Belief in a French Newfoundland Community

Gary R. Butler (Author) 


This study focuses on the supernatural belief tradition of a French Newfoundland community. Using a combination of descriptive and analytic techniques from the fields of folklore, linguistic anthropology and discourse analysis, Butler explores the community's use of folklore in everyday social interaction. He relates it to the human context which is ultimately responsible for its creation and continued relevance.

"...deals with the topic in broad perspective, covers all the bases, and is in the forefront of modern folklore, linguistic, and anthropological thinking...will be quoted liberally for a long time to come as a major contribution to belief studies..." - Kenneth S. Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1990. 213 pages. ISBN 0-919666-66-3. B&w photos.

$27.95 CAD

Subjects: Atlantic CanadaCulture, Politics, and IdentityFolkloreNewfoundland and Labrador Studies


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