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By Luis D. Leon

ISBN-10: 0520959485

ISBN-13: 9780520959484

The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing non secular Borders maps and demanding situations the various mythologies that encompass the past due iconic hard work chief. concentrating on Chavez's personal writings, León argues that l. a. Causa might be fruitfully understood as a quasi-religious stream in response to Chavez’s charismatic management, which he modeled after Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. Chavez well-known that religious prophecy, or political spirituality, was once the most important to disrupting centuries-old dehumanizing narratives that conflated faith with race. Chavez’s physique turned emblematic for Chicano identification and enfleshed a residing revolution. whereas there's a lot debate and truth-seeking round how he's remembered, via investigating the leader’s building of his personal public reminiscence, the writer probes the which means of the discrepancies. by means of refocusing Chavez's existence and ideology into 3 wide movements—mythology, prophecy, and religion—León brings us an ethical and non secular agent to compare the political chief.

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At the Ann Arbor Conference of 1974,8 bringing to the question the insights of contemporary syntactic theory in a pioneering fashion, Paul Kiparsky felicitously termed the formula a 'ready-made surface structure'. 9 The point can stand today even if for some time I have been inclined to think that "deep" theme is not so very far from "surface" formula. Another modification to Parry's definition has been to remove its restriction to 'a group of words', by recognizing that a single word may have true formulaic status.

Thus Homer has (u) 'was loosed' in a common formula, but (u) in //. 1, in line-initial position, where the first syllable must be long. ' with u. In Vedic the favored initial sequence is -, as in 2. The terms iconic, indexical, and symbolic (of signs, functions) are taken and developed by Jakobson from the writings of C. S. Peirce. ' etc. , presupposes *klu-to- with lengthened vowel. There are other sources as well for such "licenses", which cannot be detailed here. The basic principle is that the poetic grammar may exploit variants generated in ordinary grammar and extend their use.

His subsequent famous and influential, if now outdated, definition of the formula was 'a group of words which is regularly employed, under the same metrical conditions, to express a given essential idea' (Parry 1930 = A. Parry 1971:266-324). Parry's great contribution was the founding of a new genre in literary theory, termed by him 'oral poetry', even if neither 'orality' in the sense of non-literacy, nor 'poetry' in the sense of 'metrical', is a necessary condition. Later writers, notably Parry's 5.

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