Free Ebook Giveaway: Ritual Soundings

November’s free ebook is here! We’re giving away Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions by Sarah Weiss.

The women of communities in Hindu India and Christian Orthodox Finland alike offer lamentations and mockery during wedding rituals. Around the world, women actively claim agency through performance during such ritual events.

In Ritual Soundings, Sarah Weiss reads deeply into and across the ethnographic details of multiple studies while offering a robust framework for studying music and world religion.  Her meta-ethnography reveals surprising patterns of similarity between unrelated cultures. As Weiss delves into a number of less-studied rituals, she offers a forceful narrative of how women assert agency within institutional religious structures while remaining faithful to the local cultural practices the rituals represent.

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