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Ruth Finnegan Anthropologist

The Short Account of Her Life and Works
By Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan gives us an “intellectual account” of her stunningly varied and impressive career in her publication Ruth Finnegan Anthropologist. The reader is immediately taken aback by the sheer depth and breadth of her published works, ranging from academic discourses on oral literature in Africa...

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Black Inked Pearl

A Girl's Quest
By Ruth Finnegan

Wow! I just finished reading Black Inked Pearl: A Girl's Quest by author Ruth Finnegan, and all I can say is "Wow!" It's written in a unique and creative style, one that at times blends poetry with prose. Follow the story of Kate, a girl...

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Why Do We Quote?

The Near and Far of Others' Words and Voices
By Ruth Finnegan

In a highly interesting and well done book in the category of cultural nonfiction, Why Do We Quote? The Near and Far of Others' Words and Voices by author Ruth Finnegan is a worthwhile read. Pulling from anthropology, cultural history, folklore, cultural studies, socio-linguistics, literary...

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The Travels and Travails of Music

By Ruth Finnegan

The Travels and Travails of Music by Ruth Finnegan is aptly summarized in the sub-title: A tale of music, culture, and radio in the South Seas. I first came across this author when I read her scholarly and insightful work, Communicating: The Multiple Modes of...

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Music and Creation

By Ruth Finnegan

Music – what is it? Why is it so ingrained into our society? How does it exist above and beyond and within sound itself? And is it more than words spoken, even poetry? So many questions about something that so many of us take for...

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Literacy and Orality

Studies in the technology of communication
By Ruth Finnegan

In an excellently written and highly researched group of essays that is very convincing in its aim, Literacy and Orality: Studies in the Technology of Communication by Ruth Finnegan, readers will certainly gain a worthwhile education in the evolution of the very fabric of human...

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Why Do We Quote?

The Culture and History of Quotation.
By Ruth Finnegan

Quotation is not something to which most people give much thought, but it is amazingly pervasive across many aspects of our lives. Why Do We Quote? The Culture and History of Quotation by Ruth Finnegan is a marvelously in depth look at what quotation is,...

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Communicating

The Multiple Modes of Human Communication
By Ruth Finnegan

Communicating: The Multiple Modes of Human Communication by Ruth Finnegan is an excellent book about how communication works for humans, different ways it came about, and ways it can be improved or expanded upon in going forward. I have always been intrigued by concepts like...

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Where is Language?

An Anthropologist's Questions on Language, Literature and Performance
By Ruth Finnegan

Where is Language?: An Anthropologist's Questions on Language, Literature and Performance by Ruth Finnegan is a book on language and how it is used in the common world. It may sound boring to you, but if you have read Why Do We Quote by Finnegan,...

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Oral Literature in Africa

World Oral Literature
By Ruth Finnegan

I am an American. To be more precise and more politically correct, I am an African-American. For the most part, this is just a phrase or term that someone else made popular and now most of us use. In truth, I know very little about...

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Kate's Black Ink Poems

By Ruth Finnegan

Kate's Black Ink Poems by Ruth Finnegan is a linguistic and emotional exercise in understanding life's complexities. Evoking a dreamlike imagery - perhaps evidence of where these poems and stories originated - the flowing, yet touching poems create very real snapshots of life. Kate is...

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The Heavenly Rocker

The Angel’s Little Sister Plays Merry Heaven and Hell
By Ruth Finnegan

The Heavenly Rocker: The Angel’s Little Sister Plays Merry Heaven and Hell by Ruth Finnegan is a delightful short story that reads more like a poem or, better yet, a Shakespearean sonnet. As Ms. Finnegan describes, the story of the Angel’s little sister descending to...

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Pearl of the Seas

A Fairytale Prequel to Black Inked Pearl
By Ruth Finnegan

A charming story of adventure between two children, and an unexpected union is developed. The adventure commences as the children engage in building a boat, with Holly, their dog. The story builds chapter by chapter, adding to the adventure, with a rhyming style woven into...

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Entrancement

The Consciousness of Dreaming, Music and the World
By Ruth Finnegan

Entrancement: The Consciousness of Dreaming, Music and the World by Ruth Finnegan is a book that explores dreams and many other forms of consciousness, and how these interact with our dreams. In this diverse and amazingly well-crafted book, Ruth Finnegan is talking about states of...

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Voyage of Pearl of the Seas

By Ruth Finnegan

Voyage of Pearl of the Seas: A fairytale prequel to Black Inked Pearl by Ruth Finnegan is an adventure story with fantastical experiences that will take readers on a journey of mystery, magic, and wisdom. Kate, Chris, and Holly, the dog, are having fun and...

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Music and Creation

In Search of Human Culture: Voices of the World Book 1
By Ruth Finnegan

While it has been believed for many years that the role of sound and human auditory resources are insignificant to human intelligence and how people communicate, Ruth Finnegan, a senior British anthropologist, proves this perception wrong in her profound book, Music and Creation: In Search...

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Whales and Magic

Sinbad the Sailor’s First Voyage, the other Odyssey (Sinbad the Sailor, the other Odyssey Book 1)
By Ruth Finnegan

Whales and Magic: Sinbad the Sailor’s First Voyage, the other Odyssey Book 1 is a mythological adventure tale for children written by Ruth Finnegan and illustrated by Kevin Nara. A poor porter was sitting outside a wealthy merchant’s house one day, and he wondered aloud...

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