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Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction to the second edition -- 1.

Author: Peter Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521423759

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction to the second edition -- 1. Preliminaries -- Part I. Universals and Culture: 2. Emotional reactions to death -- 3. Symbolic associations of death -- Part II. Death as Transition: 4. The living and the dead: a re-examination of Hertz -- 5. Death rituals and life values: rites of passage reconsidered -- Part III. The Royal Corpse and the Body Politic: 6. The dead king -- 7. The immortal kingship -- Part IV. Seeing Ourselves Anew: 8. American deathways -- Bibliography -- Index.
1991-10-25 By Peter Metcalf

Author: Richard Huntington

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ISBN: OCLC:638621144

Category: Death

Page: 230

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This revised and updated edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology, and religion. Part of its fascination and success-also among a general readership-is that in understanding other people's death rituals we are also able to gain a better understanding of our own.

Author: Richard Huntington

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ISBN: OCLC:729110219

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Author: Richard Huntington

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ISBN: OCLC:669704879

Category: Death

Page: 230

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Author: Svenska Institutet I Athen. International Symposium

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ISBN: IND:30000000704308

Category: Argolis (Greece)

Page: 245

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The festivals of the 'four months' (caturm sa) stand apart from other festive occasions in Kathmandu (Nepal) in their overriding concern with death.

Author: A. W. van den Hoek

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015060785394

Category: Death

Page: 188

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The festivals of the 'four months' (caturm sa) stand apart from other festive occasions in Kathmandu (Nepal) in their overriding concern with death. These festivals are sacrificial feasts, dealing with the riddle of life and death in the Hindu-Buddhist context of South Asia. Caturmasa festivals are collective, supralocal affairs, crossing the border between the upper and the lower part of the town; they involve the whole town of Kathmandu, and the king of Nepal, who is both sacrificer and victim. The two main themes of the celebrations of death are sacrifice and kingship.

Author: Michael Jindra

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ISBN: WISC:89094747342

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Page: 770

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1997 By Michael Jindra

Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations.

Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065166

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays. Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives.
1995 By Jack Santino

Author: Robin Hägg

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ISBN: OCLC:1014622850

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Page: 245

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1990 By Robin Hägg

Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed.

Author: Denise Carson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520949416

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. Denise Carson contrasts her father’s passing in the 1980s, governed by the structures of institutionalized death, with her mother’s death some two decades later. Carson’s moving account of her mother’s dying at home vividly portrays a ceremonial farewell known as a living wake, showing how it closed the gap between social and biological death while opening the door for family and friends to reminisce with her mother. Carson also investigates a variety of solutions--living funerals, oral ethical wills, and home funerals--that revise the impending death scenario. Integrating the profoundly personal with the objectively historical, Parting Ways calls for an "end of life revolution" to change the way of death in America.
2011-04-10 By Denise Carson

Author: X. J. Kennedy

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ISBN: 0915778025

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Page: 12

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1974-01-01 By X. J. Kennedy

Here is a practical and supportive guide, explaining how to cope with all the details when efficiency is furthest from your mind: Timing, place, and who should participate Selecting a minister or spiritual leader Choosing the right words ...

Author: Rob Baker

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307833181

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Memorial services are not so much rites for the dead as celebrations by the living and for the living of the lives of those who have died. Such ceremonies are an important way of saying good-bye, yet most people are not sure exactly what to do when the task of arranging one falls to them. Here is a practical and supportive guide, explaining how to cope with all the details when efficiency is furthest from your mind: Timing, place, and who should participate Selecting a minister or spiritual leader Choosing the right words and music Writing a eulogy Setting the scene with flowers, photos, and mementos Bringing closure by providing food, drink, and companionship afterward In addition to two sample memorial services, an annotated bibliography and discography, and a listing of memorial societies throughout the country, Rob Baker offers helpful information and advice on funerals, cremation, undertakers (including where to look on the Web to evaluate what they have to offer), donating the body or its organs for medical purposes, as well as a brief history of funerary traditions.
2013-03-13 By Rob Baker

Beautifully illustrated, this book is essential for anyone interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore, as well as contemporary globalization and identity formation.

Author: Stanley Brandes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405178709

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Each October, as the Day of the Dead draws near, Mexican marketsoverflow with decorated breads, fanciful paper cutouts, andwhimsical toy skulls and skeletons. To honor deceased relatives,Mexicans decorate graves and erect home altars. Drawing on a richarray of historical and ethnographic evidence, this volume revealsthe origin and changing character of this celebrated holiday. Itexplores the emergence of the Day of the Dead as a symbol ofMexican and Mexican-American national identity. Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead poses a serious challengeto the widespread stereotype of the morbid Mexican, unafraid ofdeath, and obsessed with dying. In fact, the Day of the Dead, asshown here, is a powerful affirmation of life and creativity.Beautifully illustrated, this book is essential for anyoneinterested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore, as well ascontemporary globalization and identity formation.
2009-02-04 By Stanley Brandes

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ISBN: OCLC:798507800

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Author: Joseph Charles Kennedy

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ISBN: OCLC:632421422

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Page: 20

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Children will love reading about the many traditions of the holiday and learning how Day of the Dead celebrations have changed over time. Vivid images on each spread encourage young readers to make connections with the text.

Author: Melissa Raé Shofner

Publisher: PowerKids Press

ISBN: 1725300400

Category: All Souls' Day

Page: 24

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The Day of the Dead is a holiday with an incredible history. The celebrations that became this holiday started more than 3,000 years ago. Today, the Day of the Dead is an important celebration for people throughout Latin America, especially in Mexico. Children will love reading about the many traditions of the holiday and learning how Day of the Dead celebrations have changed over time. Vivid images on each spread encourage young readers to make connections with the text. Learning about how deceased loved ones are remembered on this special day will help readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own. It will also help them view the topic of death in a whole new light.
2019-07-15 By Melissa Raé Shofner

Author: Peter Chateh

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ISBN: LCCN:2014321167

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Page: 41

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2014 By Peter Chateh

This illustrated book describes how the Asante shape and give meaning to burying its dead through creative interaction.

Author: Marleen de Witte

Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015055470366

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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One could expect traditional rituals, centered around the extended family and belief about death and ancestorship, to limit the importance of modern funerals in Asante, Ghana. However, the opposite scenario is taking place. In Asante, technological innovations like mortuaries, mass media, and electronic apparatus have given the funeral new dimensions. This illustrated book describes how the Asante shape and give meaning to burying its dead through creative interaction. The large amount of time, effort, and money that people spend on funerals not only reflect transformations in society, they also offer the Asante people opportunities to work out changing social patterns, differences between cities and villages, lifestyles and cultural preferences. Marleen de Witte is an anthropologist currently working at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.

This book could also be of use to families putting together a service without an outside celebrant (there is no law to say you need one!). This book will give you enough information to run a service yourself without a celebrant or clergy.

Author: Trevor a Donnelly

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1073323153

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Page: 76

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This is a book for secular (or non-religious) funeral celebrations. In a secular funeral, every word of the service can be personal (this is possible because the focus of the secular funeral is not on God or a hope for life-after-death, but entirely on the deceased). However, there are still words that can be used time and again: there are only so many ways to say 'welcome' or to introduce a reading. With this in mind I decided to create a 'book of words' for my own use. My funerals have had so much positive feedback that I decided to write this short book to share my words and provide some insights from over 20 years of experience with funerals...I don't have enough faith to work as a Priest or Minister (although once upon a time I did), and I don't have enough atheism to buy into the British Humanist Society. I have great respect for both traditions (and this book may be useful to religious and non-religious celebrants) but I fall in between the two. I suspect that is where most people are, most of the time. This book could also be of use to families putting together a service without an outside celebrant (there is no law to say you need one!). This book will give you enough information to run a service yourself without a celebrant or clergy. I believe that anyone with some confidence in public speaking could lead a funeral or memorial service...
2019-06-19 By Trevor a Donnelly

During times of loss, individuals want to be consoled, and this is often accomplished through the preparation and consumption of nourishing, comforting foods.

Author: Jacqueline S. Thursby

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813149875

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how technical and extraordinarily creative human funerary practices would become in the ensuing decades. In Funeral Festivals in America, author Jacqueline S. Thursby explores how modern American funerals and their accompanying rituals have evolved into affairs that help the living with the healing process. Thursby suggests that there is irony in the festivities surrounding death. The typical American response to death often develops into a celebration that reestablishes links or strengthens ties between family members and friends. The increasingly important funerary banquet, for example, honors an often well-lived life in order to help survivors accept the change that death brings and to provide healing fellowship. At such celebrations and other forms of the traditional wake, participants often use humor to add another dimension to expressing both the personality of the deceased and their ties to a particular ethnic heritage. In her research and interviews, Thursby discovered the paramount importance of food as part of the funeral ritual. During times of loss, individuals want to be consoled, and this is often accomplished through the preparation and consumption of nourishing, comforting foods. In the Intermountain West, Funeral Potatoes, a potato-cheese casserole, has become an expectation at funeral meals; Muslim families often bring honey flavored fruits and vegetables to the funeral table for their consoling familiarity; and many Mexican Americans continue the tradition of tamale making as a way to bring people together to talk, to share memories, and to simply enjoy being together. Funeral Festivals in America examines rituals for loved ones separated by death, frivolities surrounding death, funeral foods and feasts, post-funeral rites, and personalized memorials and grave markers. Thursby concludes that though Americans come from many different cultural traditions, they deal with death in a largely similar approach. They emphasize unity and embrace rites that soothe the distress of death as a way to heal and move forward.
2015-01-13 By Jacqueline S. Thursby

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