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Title:

Creating Amazonian Sociality – Some Observations on the Patterns of Joking Interactions Among the Arabela of Peruvian Amazonia

Subtitle:

Ethnologia Polona 36 2015 (2016)

Creator:

Rogalski, Filip

Publisher:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Date issued/created:

2016

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

Amazonian Indians ; everyday life ; joking interactions

Abstract:

This article presents a description and analysis of some typical patterns of joking interactions among the Arabela people of Peruvian Amazonia in the context of a particular attitude towards the Other typical to the Arabela cosmology. The paper deals with a particular kind of “phatic” joking that occurs when people change their mutual relations in the everyday practice (join or leave a group or a collective activity, establish visual contact, etc.). It is shown that these interactions are based on four participant roles. The active side of the interaction is composed of the positions of prompter and speaker, one who invents a jibe and one who pronounces it. The passive side is split into a first and a second butt of joke. The article claims that in these patterns an expression of a more general pattern of relations towards the Other can be seen, that combines two contrastive relations of aggressive opposition and mutual complicity

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Relation:

Ethnologia Polona

Volume:

36

Start page:

257

End page:

272

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

0137-4079

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 366 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 367 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 368 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

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Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences