Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual / Edition 2by Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington
This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology and religion.See more details below
This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology and religion.
- Cambridge University Press
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Table of Contents
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.
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