Jewish Bodylore: Feminist and Queer Ethnographies of Folk Practices
Jewish Bodylore: Feminist and Queer Ethnographies of Folk Practices explores the Jewish body and its symbology as a space for identity communication, applying the tools of bodylore (the folkloric study of the body) to the Jewish body in ways that are in line both with feminist and queer theory. The text centers a feminist folkloric approach to embodiment while simultaneously recognizing its overlaps with the study of Jewish bodies and symbols. It investigates Jewish embodiment with a keen eye to that which breaks from tradition. Consideration is given to the ways in which bodies intersect with time and space in the synagogue, within religious movements, in secular culture, and in childhood ritual. Representing a unique approach to contemporary Jewish Studies, this book argues that Jewish bodies and the intersections they represent are at the core of understanding the contemporary Jewish experience. ... [From the publisher]
Jewish bodylore, Jewish law, Jewish symbols, Feminist folklore, Gendered bodies
Folklore | Gender and Sexuality | Jewish Studies | Women's Studies
Milligan, Amy K., "Jewish Bodylore: Feminist and Queer Ethnographies of Folk Practices" (2019). Women's Studies Faculty Books. 11.