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Attaining: The Mountain Daughter’s Many Forms

Kirin Narayan

in Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on Sita-devi, an old woman who shared her favorite songs with the author. Like many accomplished singers of her generation, Sita-devi most valued songs carrying mythological ... More


The Norms of Jewish Law Observance: A Bottom-Up View

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Chapter 3 concentrates primarily on the medieval period and focuses on the development of the mesorah from the standpoint of the practices of the people. These practices are known as minhagim, or ... More


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