The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

This volume translates into English for the first time his book The Russian Folktale, which was based on a seminar on Russian folktales that Propp taught at Leningrad State University late in his life.

Author: Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 081433721X

Category: Fiction

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Vladimir Propp is the Russian folklore specialist most widely known outside Russia thanks to the impact of his 1928 book Morphology of the Folktale-but Morphology is only the first of Propp's contributions to scholarship. This volume translates into English for the first time his book The Russian Folktale, which was based on a seminar on Russian folktales that Propp taught at Leningrad State University late in his life. Edited and translated by Sibelan Forrester, this English edition contains Propp's own text and is supplemented by notes from his students. The Russian Folktale begins with Propp's description of the folktale's aesthetic qualities and the history of the term; the history of folklore studies, first in Western Europe and then in Russia and the USSR; and the place of the folktale in the matrix of folk culture and folk oral creativity. The book presents Propp's key insight into the formulaic structure of Russian wonder tales (and less schematically than in Morphology, though in abbreviated form), and it devotes one chapter to each of the main types of Russian folktales: the wonder tale, the "novellistic" or everyday tale, the animal tale, and the cumulative tale. Even Propp's bibliography, included here, gives useful insight into the sources accessible to and used by Soviet scholars in the third quarter of the twentieth century. Propp's scholarly authority and his human warmth both emerge from this well-balanced and carefully structured series of lectures. An accessible introduction to the Russian folktale, it will serve readers interested in folklore and fairy-tale studies in addition to Russian history and cultural studies.
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How to write screenplays using Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp approach PRACTICAL GUIDE

Practical guide for film and television scriptwriters, based on the work of Russian scientist Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp “The Morphology of the Fairy-Tale”.

Author: Maxim Bukhteev

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785042300561

Category: Education


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Practical guide for film and television scriptwriters, based on the work of Russian scientist Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp “The Morphology of the Fairy-Tale”.
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Children and Yiddish Literature From Early Modernity to Post Modernity

Anatoly Liberman (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1984); and The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp, ed. and trans. by Sibelan Forrester (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2012). See Vladimir Y. Propp, The Russian ...

Author: Gennady Estraikh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317198796

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Children have occupied a prominent place in Yiddish literature since early modern times, but children’s literature as a genre has its beginnings in the early 20th century. Its emergence reflected the desire of Jewish intellectuals to introduce modern forms of education, and promote ideological agendas, both in Eastern Europe and in immigrant communities elsewhere. Before the Second World War, a number of publishing houses and periodicals in Europe and the Americas specialized in stories, novels and poems for various age groups. Prominent authors such as Yankev Glatshteyn, Der Nister, Joseph Opatoshu, Leyb Kvitko, made original contributions to the genre, while artists, such as Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Yisakhar Ber Rybak, also took an active part. In the Soviet Union, meanwhile, children’s literature provided an opportunity to escape strong ideological pressure. Yiddish children’s literature is still being produced today, both for secular and strongly Orthodox communities. This volume is a pioneering collective study not only of children’s literature but of the role played by children in literature.
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Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Propp, Vladimir Yakovlevich. The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012. Pughe, William Owen. A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, Explained in English: With Numerous Illustrations, ...

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622682

Category: Social Science

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.
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Xhosa and Russian Folktales

Vladimir. Propp: Biography. Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp was born on 17 April 1895 in St. Petersburg to a German family. He attended the St. Petersburg University (1913-1918), majoring in Russian and German ...

Author: Bertie Neethling


ISBN: 9781928480242

Category: Literary Criticism

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The purpose of this publication is to indicate that Xhosa iintsomi (folktales) are structured in such a way that many links or commonalities emerge when a comparison between tales is made. Orally transmitted literary forms had to endure much prejudice and were often not considered worthy of study. However, in many different cultures all over the world, the concept of oral literature and its functioning still exists. There are various forms of oral literature, but one of the best known is the folktale. Folklorist and formalist, Vladimir Propp (1895?1970), aimed to describe the story structure of Russian folktales according to a linear sequence of the acts of the characters. Using one hundred folktales, he illustrated how the storylines of these tales are remarkably similar ? identical actions are often performed, only by different characters. The somewhat surprising and obvious links between Propp?s material and Xhosa iintsomi prompted the choice of Propp?s model as the departure point for this comparative study. Forty?five Xhosa folktales were chosen because of their literary quality and suitability to Propp?s methodology as a tool to organise the Xhosa data on the grounds of structural features that characterise this genre.
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Picturing the Page

Oinas, Felix J. “The Political Uses and Themes of Folklore in the Soviet Union. ... Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda. ... The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp.

Author: Megan Swift

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442615311

Category: History

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This is the first work to examine illustrated children's literature under Lenin and Stalin and to make use of rarely-explored Soviet children's books from libraries around the world.
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Toward an Integrated Approach to Narrative Generation Emerging Research and Opportunities

Mukashibanashi nyūmon [A introduction to the folktale]. Tokyo, Japan: Gyōsei. Ozawa, T. (1999). Mukashibanashi no gohō [The narrative grammar of the folktale]. ... Russian folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (S. Forrester, Trans.).

Author: Ogata, Takashi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522596950

Category: Business & Economics

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The concept of narrative has exerted a strong influence on a wide range of fields, from the humanities such as literature (and art and entertainment) to social studies, psychiatry, and psychology. The framework that allows access to narratives across a wide range of areas, from science to the humanities, has the potential to be improved as a fusion of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Toward an Integrated Approach to Narrative Generation: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly book that focuses on the significance of narratives and narrative generation in various aspects of human society. Featuring an array of topics such as philosophy, narratology, and advertising, this book is ideal for software developers, academicians, philosophy professionals, researchers, and students in the fields of cognitive studies, literary studies, and digital content design and development.
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Reconfiguring Myth and Narrative in Contemporary Opera

Propp, Vladimir. 2012. The Russian Folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp. Trans. Sibelan Forrester. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Qian, Sima. 1994. Historical Records. Trans. Raymond Dawson. New York. Oxford University Press.

Author: Yayoi Uno Everett

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253018052

Category: Music

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Yayoi Uno Everett focuses on four operas that helped shape the careers of the composers Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun, which represent a unique encounter of music and production through what Everett calls "multimodal narrative." Aspects of production design, the mechanics of stagecraft, and their interaction with music and sung texts contribute significantly to the semiotics of operatic storytelling. Everett's study draws on Northrop Frye's theories of myth, Lacanian psychoanalysis via Slavoj i ek, Linda and Michael Hutcheon's notion of production, and musical semiotics found in Robert Hatten's concept of troping in order to provide original interpretive models for conceptualizing new operatic narratives.
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The Body Mind Spirit Miscellany

TYPES IN FOLKTALES In the 1920s , the Russian scholar and literary critic Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp ( 1895–1970 ) analyzed a hundred Russian folktales , establishing that they all broadly contained a specific formulaic structure and ...

Author: Jane Alexander

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1844838374

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Features collected wisdom and mystical miscellany on religion, myth, the occult, and alternative health, providing instructions on such mystic activities as performing an Indian head massage and making crop circles.
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From Fairy Tale to Film Screenplay

Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp was born in Russia on 17 April 1895 and studied German and Russian philology at Saint Petersburg University during the years of the First World War. In the early 1920s, while teaching German in a Russian high ...

Author: Terence Patrick Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137552037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting (1979), Syd Field first popularized the Three-Act Paradigm of Setup, Confrontation and Resolution for conceptualizing and creating the Hollywood screenplay. For Field, the budding screenwriter needs a clear screenplay structure, one which includes two well-crafted plot points, the first at the end of Act I, the second at the end of Act II. By focusing on the importance of the four essentials of beginning and end, and the two pivotal plot points, Field did the Hollywood film industry an enormous service. Nonetheless, although he handles the issue of overall structure expertly, Field falls down when offering the screenwriter advice on how to successfully build each of the three individual Acts. This is because Field did not recognize the importance of another layer of analysis that underpins the existence of plot points. This is the level of the plot genotype.This book will offer you a richer theory of plot structure than the one Field outlines. It will do this not by contradicting anything Field has to say about the Hollywood paradigm, but by complementing it with a deeper level of analysis. Plot genotypes are the compositional schemas of particular stories. They are sets of instructions, written in the language of the plot function, for executing particular plots. This book outlines the plot genotypes for The Frog Prince, The Robber Bridegroom, Puss-in-Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood and then shows how these genotypes provide the underpinnings for the film screenplays of Pretty Woman, Wrong Turn, The Mask, and Psycho. By means of a detailed study of these four Hollywood screenplays, you will be able to offer a much richer description of what is going on at any particular point in a screenplay. In this way, you will become much sharper at understanding how screenplays work. And you will become much better at learning how to write coherent screenplays yourself.
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Writing Jewish Culture

On Pushkin as a collector, see Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp, The Russian Folktale, ed. and trans. Sibelan Forrester (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012), 47–50. 3. Gottesman, 31, 36; Kalman Weiser, Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: ...

Author: Gabriella Safran

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253019646

Category: Literary Criticism

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Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of "ethnoliterature" across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity formation and dissemination. Challenging the assumption of cultural uniformity among Ashkenazi Jews, the contributors consider how ethnographic literature defines Jews and Jewishness, the political context of Jewish ethnography, and the question of audience, readers, and listeners. With contributions from leading scholars and an appendix of translated historical ethnographies, this volume presents vivid case studies across linguistic and disciplinary divides, revealing a rich textual history that throws the complexity and diversity of a people into sharp relief.
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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

PG Propp, Vladimir Yakovlevich, The Russian Folktale, ed. and trans. by Sibelan Forrester (2012). proverbial language and fairy tales The use of folk speech in folk tales should come as no surprise. Tales of any type collected from folk ...

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford Companions

ISBN: 9780199689828

Category: Fairy tales

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This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.
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The Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

... such an approach ideally suited to the heterogenous texts of the HB.3 Vladimir Propp and his Morphology of a Folktale One of the more influential scholars to emerge from the Russian Formalist school was Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp, ...

Author: Luke Gartner-Brereton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317490760

Category: History

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The central premise of this book is that biblical Hebrew narrative, in terms of its structure, tends to operate under similar mechanical constraints to those of a stage-play; wherein 'space' is central, characters are fluid, and 'objects' within the narrative tend to take on a deep internal significance. The smaller episodic narrative units within the Hebrew aesthetic tend to grant primacy to space, both ideologically and at the mechanical level of the text itself. However 'space', as a determinate structural category, has been all but overlooked in the field of biblical studies to date; reflecting perhaps our own inability, as modern readers, to see beyond the dominant 'cinematic' aesthetic of our times. The book is divided into two major sections, each beginning with a more theoretical approach to the function of narrative space, and ending with a practical application of the previous discussion; using "Genesis 28.10-22" (the Bethel narrative) and the book of "Ruth" respectively, as test cases.
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A New History of the Humanities

The Russian formalists were even more important to literary theory than they were to literary history. The most formal of the formalists was Vladimir Propp (1897–1970), who concentrated on the analysis of Russian folk tales.

Author: Rens Bod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199665211

Category: Education

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Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.
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The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales Legends and Myths

Propp, Vladimir Yakovlevich. 2012. The Russian Folktale. Edited and translated by Sibelan Forrester. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Radermacher, Ludwig. 1908. “Motiv und Personlichkeit, 1: Margites.” RhM 63:445–464.

Author: William Hansen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691195926

Category: History

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The first anthology to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, incompetent seers, people who suddenly change sex, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Complete with beautiful illustrations, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.
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Imperial Beast Fables

Theodor Benfey, quoted in Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp, The Russian Folktale. Ed. and trans. Sibelan Forrester (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012), 108. 49. Ion Grant Neville Keith-Falconer, Kal ̄ılah and Dimnah: Or, ...

Author: Kaori Nagai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030514938

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book coins the term ‘imperial beast fable’ to explore modern forms of human-animal relationships and their origins in the British Empire. Taking as a starting point the long nineteenth-century fascination with non-European beast fables, it examines literary reworkings of these fables, such as Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books, in relation to the global politics of race, language, and species. The imperial beast fable figures variably as a key site where the nature and origins of mankind are hotly debated; an emerging space of conservation in which humans enclose animals to manage and control them; a cage in which an animal narrator talks to change its human jailors; and a vision of animal cosmopolitanism, in which a close kinship between humans and other animals is dreamt of. Written at the intersection of animal studies and postcolonial studies, this book proposes that the beast fable embodies the ideologies and values of the British Empire, while also covertly critiquing them. It therefore finds in the beast fable the possibility that the multitudinous animals it gives voice to might challenge the imperial networks which threaten their existence, both in the nineteenth century and today.
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Hermeneutics as a Theory of Understanding

... we can point to the work of the Russian folklorist Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (1895-1970), who defined folktales as ... combining a limited number of functions, of which he found thirty-one in his study “Morphology of the Folk Tale.

Author: Petr Pokorn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827210

Category: Religion

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Walk with Peter Pkorny in and around his beloved field of hermeneutics as he explores a number of basic issues in understanding-from language in general to the interpretation of the Bible in particular. Pokorny first addresses the world of language, showing the importance of understanding language thoroughly in terms of its vocabulary, syntax, and pragntaties, while keeping a keen eye open for metaphor and myth. Next he focuses on text, examining its graphic character, its misuse, and its silence-its frustrating inability to answer questions posed to it. The third stop on Pokorny's tour-methods of interpretation-looks at translation, rhetorical criticism, and historical methodologies of interpretation. Here he argues not only that the encounter between texts and readers is rife with problems in communication but also that these impediments can be overcome by returning again and again to the text until it makes clear its relevance to the present. In the final segment of his wide-ranging hermeneutical journey, Pokorny examines the nature of interpretation itself, celebrating especially its capacity to bridge the gap-or even the abyss-that divides the world of the text and the lived world of the reader, creating a dialogue between the two that can overcome the silence of the written word.
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Essays in Honour of Boris Beri s Sixty Fifth Birthday

Morphology of the Folktale was written in 1928 by a Russian scholar Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp, marking a breakthrough in the domain of folktale research and serving as a starting point for the majority of folktale researchers to come.

Author: Gabrijela Buljan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527557376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Written as a Festschrift honouring a beloved professor, colleague, and friend, this volume comprises a collection of essays offering a wide array of contemporary approaches to literature, linguistics, and applied linguistics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from medieval to contemporary literature and language, and explores genres as diverse as fantasy, dystopia, drama, poetry, and film, addressing issues such as post- and transhumanism, age, gender, identity, family, metonymy, and narrative discourse. The diversity of themes and methodologies here makes the collection a widely applicable resource in the academic discussion of literature, language, and culture, both as a significant contribution to different philological fields and a useful educational tool for anyone teaching or studying English, Anglophone literature, British, American, and German studies, English as a Second Language, linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and applied linguistics, or conducting research in these fields.
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Romantik 2019 Journal for the Study of Romanticisms

The main characters are unable to 23 Jack Zipes, The Russian folktale by Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012), 5–37. 24 Ibid., 1–35. escape their social milieu; even though they may travel, ...

Author: Cian Duffy

Publisher: V&R unipress

ISBN: 9783737010634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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“Romantik. Journal for the Study of Romanticisms” is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the study of romantic-era cultural productions and concepts. The journal promotes innovative research across disciplinary borders. It aims to advance new historical discoveries, forward-looking theoretical insights and cutting-edge methodological approaches. The articles range over the full variety of cultural practices, including the written word, visual arts, history, philosophy, religion, and theatre during the romantic period (c. 1780–1840). But contributions to the discussion of pre- or post-romantic representations are also welcome. Since the romantic era was characterized by an emphasis on the vernacular, the title of the journal has been chosen to reflect the Germanic root of the word. But the journal is interested in all European romanticisms – and not least the connections and disconnections between them – hence, the use of the plural in the subtitle. Romantik is a peer-reviewed journal supported by the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS).
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Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia

31 Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp (1895–1970) was a Soviet scholar who analysed the basic plot components of Russian folk tales to identify their simplest irreducible narrative elements. In his formula, he argued that usually there is an ...

Author: Paola Cagliari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317697053

Category: Education

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Loris Malaguzzi was one of the most important figures in 20th century early childhood education, achieving world-wide recognition for his educational ideas and his role in the creation of municipal schools for young children in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia, the most successful example ever of progressive, democratic and public education. Despite Malaguzzi’s reputation, very little of what he wrote or said about early childhood education has been available in English. This book helps fill the gap, presenting for the first time in English, writings and speeches spanning 1945 to 1993, selected by a group of his colleagues from an archive established in Reggio Emilia. They range from short poems, letters and newspaper articles to extended pieces about Malaguzzi’s early life, the origins of the municipal schools and his ideas about children, pedagogy and schools. This material is organised into five chronological chapters, starting at the end of World War Two and ending just before his death, with introductions to each chapter providing background, including the historical context, the main events in Malaguzzi’s life and the rationale for the selection of documents. The book provides a unique insight into the background, thinking and work of Malaguzzi, revealing, in his own words, how his thinking developed, how he moved between theory and practice, how he border-crossed many disciplines and subjects, and how he combined many roles ranging from administrator and campaigner to researcher and pedagogue. Academics, students and practitioners alike will find this landmark publication provides rich insights into his life and work.
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