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Wasn't the term "etnopoetics" coined by Jerome Rothenberg in 1968(publication date of Technitians of the Sacred)? This is stated in The Facts On File Companion To 20th-century American Poetry by Kenneth Sherwood. Has any of antropologists mentioned here used the term before that? If not, wouldn't the term be primarily related to poetry rather than antropology or linguistics?


This entry places significant emphasis on the Linguistic usage of the term. It emerges in the 1970s in association with interdiscplinary journals drawing from literature and anthropology. This should be reflected.

Carlos Castaneda[edit]

My understanding is that Castaneda is a very controversial figure, and many people out there consider his career to be largely fraudulent, told in semi-fictional popular narratives to appeal to 1970s stoners. Are there some scholars who take his claims seriously? - Smerdis of Tlön 19:44, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

You are right. He is not notable for his contributions to scholarship. However I think his contribution to literatures about native americans have been influential enough to warrant a mention here even if they aren't uncontroversial. This article needs a very good work over - I will try to do it this coming week and I doubt anyhting of what's in it now will remain. Maunus 21:01, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

The text has been massacred recently...I wonder why.


By the recent changes, the article has now become totally incoherent. Perhaps there should be some general section on ethnopoetic etymology, then one on general principles, and finally separate sections on Rothenberg, Tedlock and Hymes as they differ a bit on analytic detail. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:31, 17 October 2010 (UTC)