Joel Sherzer

JOEL SHERZER is Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin.


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  1. Adoring the Saints
    Mexico is famous for spectacular fiestas that embody its heart and soul. An expression of the cult of the saint, patron saint fiestas are the centerpiece of Mexican popular religion and of great importance to the lives and cultures... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. Stories, Myths, Chants, and Songs of the Kuna Indians
    The Kuna Indians of Panama, probably best known for molas, their colorful appliqué blouses, also have a rich literary tradition of oral stories and performances. One of the largest indigenous groups in the South American... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2004
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Speech Play and Verbal Art

    Speech Play and Verbal Art

    By Joel Sherzer

    University of Texas Press

    Puns, jokes, proverbs, riddles, play languages, verbal dueling, parallelism, metaphor, grammatical stretching and manipulation in poetry and song— people around the world enjoy these forms of speech play and verbal artistry... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2002
    Paperback | £16.99