Dances with Spiders: Crisis, Celebrity and Celebration in Southern Italy: Crisis and Celebrity in a South Italian Healing Cult (Epistemologies of Healing) por Karen Ludtke

Dances with Spiders: Crisis, Celebrity and Celebration in Southern Italy: Crisis and Celebrity in a South Italian Healing Cult (Epistemologies of Healing)
Titulo del libro : Dances with Spiders: Crisis, Celebrity and Celebration in Southern Italy: Crisis and Celebrity in a South Italian Healing Cult (Epistemologies of Healing)
Fecha de lanzamiento : January 1, 2011
Autor : Karen Ludtke
N√ļmero de p√°ginas : 274
ISBN : 1845454456
Editor : Berghahn Books

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Páginas: 274 Géneros: Sinopsis: For centuries, the rite of the tarantula was the only cure for those ',bitten', or ',possessed', by the mythic Apulian spider. Its victims had to dance to the local tarantella or ',pizzica', for days on end. Today, the pizzica has returned to the limelight, bringing to the forefront issues of performance, gender, identity and well-being. This book explores how and why the pizzica has boomed in the Salento and elsewhere and asks whether this current popu- larity has anything to do with the historic ritual of tarantism or with the intention of recovering well-being. While personal stories and experiences may confirm the latter, a vital shift has appeared in the Salento