Date of Completion
Rituals, Immigrants, Cultural Practices, Ethiopian Jews, Israel
Field of Study
Doctor of Philosophy
This dissertation is about migration and the process of ritual integration into a new context. It speaks of the constraints, failures, and success of reassembling ritual practices in a post-migration context and of their consequences on group cohesion. I focus ethnographically on four types of pre-migration ritual practices. Each speaks to different domain of communal life—bodily greetings, ceremonial coffee, birth-related rituals, and death related rituals. This work engages with and draw on literatures from micro sociology, ethnicity and migration studies, and sheds light on how certain pre-migration rituals effectively continue in the post-migration context, tie people together and foster groupness, while others get contested, split people apart, and foster bifurcation and conflict.
Zawdu Gebyanesh, Adane Eitan, "When Rituals Migrate: A Study of The Relationships Between Collaborative Cultural Practices and Social Ties Among Ethiopian Immigrants in Israel" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations. 2334.
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