Spouses and siblings in Sa stories

Margaret Jolly*

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    Earlier functionalist and structuralist approaches treat myths as texts rather than as stories told by people speaking in specific and variable contexts. An analysis of variations in the telling of two Sa stories from South Pentecost, Vanuatu, suggests that myths are not so much collective charters or manifestations of a deep unconscious structure of the mind but are stories which might be more biographically and historically situated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-208
    Number of pages21
    JournalThe Australian Journal of Anthropology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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