Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

by Hikaru Suzuki


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138815650
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hikaru Suzuki is a research associate at University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making One's Death, Dying and Disposal in Contemporary Japan Hikaru Suzuki Part 1: Meaning of Life and Dying in Contemporary Japan 1. Death and 'The Pursuit of a Life Worth Living' in Japan Gordon Mathews 2. Dying in Japan: In to the Hospital and Out Again? Susan Orpett Long 3. Sarariiman Suicides in Heisei Japan Sawa Kurotani  Part 2: Professionalization of Funerals 4. Working of Funeral Homes: Between Dignity of Death and Commercialism in Work for the Dead Daisuke Tanaka 5. Funeral-While-Alive as Experiential Transcendence Hikaru Suzuki 6. Contemporary Transformation of Japanese Death Ceremonies Haruyo Inoue Part 3: New Burial Practices in Japan 7. Beyond Ancestor Worship: Continued Relationship with Significant Others Iwayumi Suzuki 8. Life Course and New Death Rites in Japan: The Loss of Comrades in the Second World War and the Choice of Ash Scattering Satsuki Kawano 9. An Anthropological Study of a Japanese Tree Burial: Environment, Kinship and Death Sebastien Boret 10. Disaster and Death in Japan: Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash Christopher P. Hood Epilogue Hikaru Suzuki

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