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By Tova Gamliel
in accordance with participant-observervation in houses of the bereaved and on twenty-four in-depth interviews with wailing men and women, Gamliel illuminates wailing tradition point through point: by means of the circles within which the job occurs; the unique parts of exercise that belong to ladies; and the extensive social, ancient, and spiritual context that surrounds those internal circles. She discusses the most issues that outline the wailing tradition (including the old origins of women’s wailing in general and of Yemenite Jewish wailing in particular), the features of wailing as a creative style, and the wailer as a symbolic variety. She additionally explores the position of wailing in demise rituals, as a healing services endowed with specified affective mechanisms, as an erotic functionality, as a livelihood, and as a trademark of the Jewish exile. in any case, she considers wailing on the intersection of culture and modernity and examines the learn of wailing as a real methodological challenge.
Gamliel brings a delicate eye to the vanishing perform of wailing, which has been principally unexamined through students and should be surprising to many outdoor of the center East. Her interdisciplinary point of view and her specialize in a uniquely lady immigrant cultural perform will make this examine attention-grabbing studying for students of anthropology, gender, folklore, psychology, functionality, philosophy, and sociology.
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Aesthetics of Sorrow: The Wailing Culture of Yemenite Jewish Women (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology) by Tova Gamliel