Metaculture, Modernity, and the Exaggerated Death of Lament
By (author) James M. Wilce
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Crying Shame by James M. Wilce
Book DescriptionBuilding 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405169929
(236mm x 159mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James M. Wilce
Language and Emotion, Hardback (April 2009)
This book analyses the signals people use to express emotion, looking at the social, cultural and political functions of emotional language.
Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems, Hardback (April 2003)» View all books by James M. Wilce
This book introduces a provocative new branch of social theory: the hypothesis that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It suggests that immune systems function not only as material entities but also as social symbols.
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Author Biography - James M. Wilce
James M. Wilce is Professor of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University. He has published a number of articles and is the author of Eloquence in Trouble: The Poetics and Politics of Complaint in Rural Bangladesh (1998) and Language and Emotion (forthcoming) and the editor of Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems (2003). Wilce serves on the editorial board of American Anthropologist and the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology . He is also the series editor for Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture .
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