Death, Mourning, and Burial: A Cross-Cultural Reader
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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