By Tova Gamliel
in line 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 by way of point: by way of the circles within which the task happens; the targeted components of recreation that belong to ladies; and the large social, historic, and non secular context that surrounds those internal circles. She discusses the most subject matters that outline the wailing tradition (including the old origins of women’s wailing commonly and of Yemenite Jewish wailing in particular), the characteristics of wailing as a creative style, and the wailer as a symbolic style. She additionally explores the function of wailing in loss of life rituals, as a healing services endowed with exact affective mechanisms, as an erotic functionality, as a livelihood, and as a hallmark 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 by means of students and should be surprising to many open air of the center East. Her interdisciplinary viewpoint and her specialize in a uniquely lady immigrant cultural perform will make this learn interesting examining 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