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Death, Mourning, and Burial

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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...


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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
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.Acknowledgments.Death and Anthropology: An Introduction: Antonius C. G. M. Robben.Part I: Conceptualizations of Death.1. Magic, Science and Religion: Bronislaw Malinowski.2. The Terror of Death: Ernest Becker.3. Symbolic Immortality: Robert Jay Lifton and Eric Olson.4. The Hour of Our Death: Philippe Ari+s.5. How Others Die: Reflections on the Anthropology of Death: Johannes Fabian.Part II: Death and Dying.6. Death Omens in a Breton Memorate: Ellen Badone.7. The Meaning of Death in Northern Cheyenne Culture: Anne S. Straus.8. Kinds of Death and the House: Maria Cftedra.9. Displacing Suffering: The Reconstruction of Death in North America and Japan: Margaret Lock.Part III: Uncommon Death.10. Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande: E. E. Evans-Pritchard.11. Burial Alive: Godfrey Lienhardt.12. State Terror in the Netherworld: Disappearance and Reburial in Argentina: Antonius C. G. M. Robben.Part IV: Grief and Mourning.13. The Andaman Islanders: A. R. Radcliffe-Brown.14. Metaphors of Mediation in Greek Funeral Laments: Loring M. Danforth.15. Grief and a Headhunter's Rage: Renato Rosaldo.16. Death Without Weeping: Nancy Scheper-Hughes.Part V: Mortuary Rituals.17. A Contribution to the Study of the Collective Representation of Death: Robert Hertz.18. The Rites of Passage: Arnold van Gennep.19. The Phase of Negated Death: Hikaru Suzuki.20. 'Thus are our bodies, thus was our custom': Mortuary Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society: Beth A. Conklin.Part VI: Remembrance and Regeneration.21. Sacrificial Death and the Necrophagous Ascetic: Jonathan Parry.22. The 19th-Century Tlingit Potlatch: A New Perspective: Sergei Kan.23. Dead Bodies Animate the Study of Politics: Katherine Verdery.Index
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  • :acknowledgments. <p>death And Anthropology: An Introduction: Antonius C. G. M. Robben.</p> <p><b>part I: Conceptualizations Of Death.</b></p> <p>1. Magic, Science And Religion: Bronislaw Malinowski.</p> <p>2. The Terror Of Death: Ernest Becker.</p> <p>3. Symbolic Immortality: Robert Jay Lifton And Eric Olson.</p> <p>4. The Hour Of Our Death: Philippe Aris.</p> <p>5. How Others Die: Reflections On The Anthropology Of Death: Johannes Fabian.</p> <p><b>part Ii: Death And Dying.</b></p> <p>6. Death Omens In A Breton Memorate: Ellen Badone.</p> <p>7. The Meaning Of Death In Northern Cheyenne Culture: Anne S. Straus.</p> <p>8. Kinds Of Death And The House: Mara Ctedra.</p> <p>9. Displacing Suffering: The Reconstruction Of Death In North America And Japan: Margaret Lock.</p> <p><b>part Iii: Uncommon Death.</b></p> <p>10. Witchcraft, Oracles And Magic Among The Azande: E. E. Evans-pritchard.</p> <p>11. Burial Alive: Godfrey Lienhardt.</p> <p>12. State Terror In The Netherworld: Disappearance And Reburial In Argentina: Antonius C. G. M. Robben.</p> <p><b>part Iv: Grief And Mourning.</b></p> <p>13. The Andaman Islanders: A. R. Radcliffe-brown.</p> <p>14. Metaphors Of Mediation In Greek Funeral Laments: Loring M. Danforth.</p> <p>15. Grief And A Headhunter?s Rage: Renato Rosaldo.</p> <p>16. Death Without Weeping: Nancy Scheper-hughes.</p> <p><b>part V: Mortuary Rituals.</b></p> <p>17. A Contribution To The Study Of The Collective Representation Of Death: Robert Hertz.</p> <p>18. The Rites Of Passage: Arnold Van Gennep.</p> <p>19. The Phase Of Negated Death: Hikaru Suzuki.</p> <p>20. ?thus Are Our Bodies, Thus Was Our Custom?: Mortuary Cannibalism In An Amazonian Society: Beth A. Conklin.</p> <p><b>part Vi: Remembrance And Regeneration.</b></p> <p>21. Sacrificial Death And The Necrophagous Ascetic: Jonathan Parry.</p> <p>22. The 19th-century Tlingit Potlatch: A New Perspective: Sergei Kan.</p> <p>23. Dead Bodies Animate The Study Of Politics: Katherine Verdery.</p> <p>index.</p>

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