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Death, Mourning and Burial : The Human Lifecycle: Cross-Cultural Readings - Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Death, Mourning and Burial

The Human Lifecycle: Cross-Cultural Readings

Hardcover Published: 10th January 2005
ISBN: 9781405114707
Number Of Pages: 336

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In <i>Death, Mourning, and Burial</i>, 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. <ul> <li>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 <li>Includes canonical readings as well as recent studies on topics such as organ donation and cannibalism <li>Designed for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as: violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals <li>Serves as a text for anthropology classes, as well as providing a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying </ul>

"I enjoyed this volume immensely; Robben's due care in compiling it is evident throughout, and I have no doubt that it will become an invaluable collection, particularly for those interested in the anthropology of death, but also for others." (Anthropological Forum) ?An invaluable resource, this enormously welcome volume traces the historical development of the cross-cultural study of death and provides readers the luxury of a single-volume collection of anthropology?s classic contributions to the field.? ?Jenny Hockey, University of Sheffield


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 Aries.

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 Catedra.

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.


ISBN: 9781405114707
ISBN-10: 1405114703
Series: The Human Lifecycle: Cross-Cultural Readings
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 10th January 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 17.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1