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By Yehonatan Elazar-DeMota

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ISBN-13: 9781533643636

in the course of June of 2015, an anthropological and sociological examine used to be performed within the Dominican urban of Bani. at the floor, the banilejo humans seem to be religious Catholics. besides the fact that, having had entry to their own lives, it used to be obvious that their bizarre family members traditions and folklore hinted at their liminal identities. This examine concerned interviewing 23 woman matters with questions present in the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitorial manuals. additionally, their mitochondrial DNA sequences have been analyzed and confirmed a excessive percent of consanguinity and inbreeding inside of Bani's inhabitants. The genetic research in their mitochondrial DNA yielded genetic hyperlinks with Jewish girls from around the world Jewish groups. Victor
Turner's communitas idea and Geertz's thick description have been used because the method. finally, the sociological and anthropological research in their lifestyle evidenced how their ancestors preserved Jewish id covertly through the Inquisition period of time (1481-1834) and the way they proceed to perpetuate it in modern occasions via consanguinity, and the facility of superstition and taboo.

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