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Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Death is simultaneously silent, and very loud, in political life. Politicians and media scream about potential threats lurking behind every corner, but academic discourse often neglects mortality. ... More


Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More


Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... More


The Disasters of These Years

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses three disasters that occurred during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The first was the plague or the Black Death, which arrived in Hong Kong from Canton in ... More


Introduction: death and security – the only two certainties

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

in Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

A theoretical introduction to the book, which outlines the problems with existing treatments of death in International Relations. The chapter uses continental philosophy (especially Heidegger and ... More


Conclusion: pathologising security through Lacanian desire

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

in Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This concluding chapter offers a theoretical reading of the drive to secure within the terms of Lacanian desire. It asks whether there is something thrilling and yet masochistic about the Sisyphean ... More


The Great Plague of 1835

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bubonic plague had appeared in Alexandria. Egypt had a long relationship with bubonic plague. After the plague's cataclysmic advent as the Black Death in the fourteenth century, it reappeared in ... More


Starters: The Role of Food in Bereavement and Memorialization

Candi K. Cann (ed.)

in Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In modern society, food, life, and death have developed a rather precarious relationship with one another, as food consumption, class status, and notions of health are rapidly shifting, globalization ... More


Chinese Ancestral Worship: Food to Sustain, Transform, and Heal the Dead and the Living

Emily S. Wu

in Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Emily S. Wu examines the meaning and symbolism of food in Chinese funerary rites, delving into the rich Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist textual tradition to underscore her fieldwork observations of ... More


The Eating Ritual in Korean Religiosity: Young San Jae for the Dead and for the Living

Jung Eun Sophia Park

in Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Jung Eun Sophia Park’s chapter examines the function of food in Korean funeral rituals and memorial festivities in Buddhism, Korean Catholicism, and memorial activities. Park gives the reader a rich ... More


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