Abstract

The Jewish-Yemenite wailing is a "performed weeping" controlled by the expert wailer who uses special strategies to manage the audience's emotions. Questions of emotional sincerity and self-authenticity, especially in the context of death events, render an explanation for the decline of wailing in recent years.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-4715
Print ISSN
1054-2043
Pages
pp. 70-90
Launched on MUSE
2010-06-04
Open Access
No
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