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Author Gamliʼel, Ṭovah, 1965-
Title Aesthetics of sorrow : the wailing culture of yemenite-jewish women / Tova Gamliel ; [translated by] Naftali Greenwood.
Imprint Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2014]

Series Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology
Raphael Patai series in Jewish folklore and anthropology.
Subject Jews, Yemeni -- Funeral customs and rites -- Israel.
Weepers (Mourners) -- Israel.
Jewish mourning customs -- Israel.
Jewish women -- Israel.
Alt Name Greenwood, Naftali,
Description 1 online resource (x, 450 pages).
Contents Wailing : a topic that defies research -- Johara : mother of the wailers -- Giving words -- The performance stage -- Melancholic power -- Mission -- Epilogue : the lament of the printed words.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780814339756 (electronic bk.)
0814339751 (electronic bk.)
9780814334768 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 882713101
Additional Format Print version: Gamliʼel, Ṭovah, 1965- Aesthetics of sorrow. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2014] 9780814334768 (DLC) 2013948977 (OCoLC)858359608