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Crying Shame : Metaculture, Modernity, and the Exaggerated Death of Lament (Hardcover)

Author: Wilce, James M.

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Building on ethnographic fieldwork and extensive historical evidence, "Crying Shame" analyzes lament across thousands of years and nearly every continent.Explores the enduring power of lament: expressing grief through crying songs, often in a collective ritual contextDraws on the author''s extensive ethnographic fieldwork, and unique long-term engagement and participation in the phenomenonOffers a startling new perspective on the nature of modernity and postmodernityAn important addition to growing literature on cultural globalization


Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9781405169929
SKU 209314908
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405169923
Release Date 2/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0274
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
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