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'True Speech': Song and the Moral Order of a Hungarian Vlach Gypsy Community

This article looks into the Hungarian Gypsy (Rom) idea of truth in what they call 'true speech', that is song. In the act of singing, Rom men create an ideal communal world in contrast to their daily fractiousness. The context and contant of Rom collective singing, as well as the nature of song,... Full description

1st Person: Stewart, Michael
Source: in Man : the journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Vol. 24, No. 1 (1989), p. 79-102
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1989
Keywords: research-article
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