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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
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