Flores de mayo in rehovot ritual and rhetorical strategies of filipinos’ presence in israel

Francesco DELLA COSTA

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Abstract

A Catholic Filipino community in Rehovot, Israel, celebrates the traditional feast of Flores de Mayo every year within a totally Jewish environment. Drawing on long-term ethnographic observation of the community, and based on several in-depth interviews, this article presents the rhetorical strategies involved in ritual performances, which position migrant workers within both Israeli and Filipino society. Through irony, synecdoche, and metaphor enacted in the Flores de Mayo ritual, the community makes its “pres-ence” in the migration framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-612
Number of pages19
JournalHAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Filipinos
  • Israel
  • Migrant workers
  • Rhetoric
  • Ritual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology

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