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  • My sentiments exactly.

    February 20, 2009

  • Huh. Nice thing to say from a guy whose name is Crapanzano.

    February 20, 2009

  • "A certain distaste for the proceedings infects the anthropologist Vincent Crapanzano's 1973 description of ecstatic rites conducted by the Hamadsha brotherhoods of Morocco. 'The drumming, by this time, was beginning to have a dulling effect on me,' he reported, 'and the music of the ghita an irritating one....'"

    —Barbara Ehrenreich, Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2006), 10

    February 19, 2009