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 context. Draws on the author's extensive ethnographic fieldwork, and unique long-term engagement and participation in the phenomenon. Offers a startling new perspective on the nature of modernity and postmodernity. An important addition to growing literature on cultural globalization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||274|
|State||Published - Mar 2 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)
- Arts and Humanities(all)