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Body-Soul Dialectics: Human Rebirth Beliefs

Rane Willerslev

in Soul Hunters: Hunting, Animism, and Personhood among the Siberian Yukaghirs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252165
eISBN:
9780520941007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252165.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses reincarnation, but focuses on its implications for relations within the human life world, and demonstrates how reincarnation is important as a model for dealing with grief. ... More


Making the Dead Modern

Erik Mueggler

in Songs for Dead Parents: Corpse, Text, and World in Southwest China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4 compares funeral laments in Júzò, a Tibeto-Burman-speaking community in Yunnan Province, from two periods: the early 1990s, after ritual revitalization was thoroughly underway, and 2011, ... More


Being a Part of and Being Apart From

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The ambivalence of the living toward the dead finds expression in the joking play of sanaku actors. At the same time, ritual techniques are deployed to separate the grief-stricken from those less ... More


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