Death, Mourning, and Burial A Cross-Cultural Reader

ISBN-10: 1405114711
ISBN-13: 9781405114714
Edition: 2005
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Description: In Death, Mourning, and Burial, an indispensable introduction to the anthropology of death, readers will find a rich selection of some of the finest ethnographic work on this fascinating topic. Comprised of six sections that mirror the social  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

In Death, Mourning, and Burial, an indispensable introduction to the anthropology of death, readers will find a rich selection of some of the finest ethnographic work on this fascinating topic. Comprised of six sections that mirror the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death and dying; uncommon death; grief and mourning; mortuary rituals; and remembrance and regeneration Includes canonical readings as well as recent studies on topics such as organ donation and cannibalism Designed for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as: violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals Serves as a text for anthropology classes, as well as providing a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying

Antonius C. G. M. Robben is Professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and past President of the Netherlands Society of Anthropology. His recent books are Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma (edited with Marcelo Sufrez-Orozco, 2000) and Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina (2005).

Acknowledgments
Death and Anthropology: An Introduction
Conceptualizations of Death
Magic, Science and Religion
The Terror of Death
Symbolic Immortality
The Hour of Our Death
How Others Die: Reflections on the Anthropology of Death
Death and Dying
Death Omens in a Breton Memorate
The Meaning of Death in Northern Cheyenne Culture
Kinds of Death and the House
Displacing Suffering: The Reconstruction of Death in North America and Japan
Uncommon Death
Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande
Burial Alive
State Terror in the Netherworld: Disappearance and Reburial in Argentina
Grief and Mourning
The Andaman Islanders
Metaphors of Mediation in Greek Funeral Laments
Grief and a Headhunter's Rage
Death Without Weeping
Mortuary Rituals
A Contribution to the Study of the Collective Representation of Death
The Rites of Passage
The Phase of Negated Death
'Thus are our bodies, thus was our custom': Mortuary Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society
Remembrance and Regeneration
Sacrificial Death and the Necrophagous Ascetic
The 19th-Century Tlingit Potlatch: A New Perspective
Dead Bodies Animate the Study of Politics
Index

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