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Houses, bodies and tombs

Richard Bradley

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The house is among the features that are supposed to characterize early farming. Its presence implies sedentism, while its absence suggests a mobile pattern of settlement. That idea raises many ... More


‘I see men as trees suffering’: The Vision of Keith Douglas: CHATTERTON LECTURE ON POETRY

TIM KENDALL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the work of Keith Douglas. To appreciate his motivation, it is necessary to understand that what he saw, what he spoke and wrote about, and the extrospective style he developed, ... More


Respect in Death: Ghouls and Corpses

in Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter argues that in times of disaster or crisis, the dead become exaggerated rights bearers, while the living are gradually deprived of their rights. It argues, in other words, that the dead ... More


Playing with Corpses

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/9780226483412.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the processes of sacrifice and exchange in a Lòlop’ò (or Yi) community in Yunnan Province in two major funeral rituals. These processes wrap a dead body in ideal images of ... More


Legal paradigms of human tissues

Remigius N. Nwabueze

in Human Tissue Research: A European perspective on the ethical and legal challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199587551
eISBN:
9780191725630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587551.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter suggests that the legal status of human tissues is still evolving. The question of whether a human tissue deserves protection or what legal category underpins that protection often ... More


Governing organ donation: the dead body, the individual and the limits of medicine

Órla O’Donovan

in Reframing Health and Health Policy in Ireland: A Governmental Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719095870
eISBN:
9781526128607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095870.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on governmental dilemmas and practices around the dead body in recent political debates about organ donation. Drawing on a public consultation process initiated by the Joint ... More


A Life, a Soul, a Body

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/9780226483412.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Work on the dead in this Lòlop’ò (or Yi) community takes the form of making them material and immaterial. Social personhood is mutual entanglement through shared substance; dead persons are subjected ... More


Introduction: the tales destruction tells1

Anstett Élisabeth and Dreyfus Jean-Marc

in Destruction and human remains: Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719096020
eISBN:
9781781707876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096020.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The introduction will detail how the different disciplines (history - anthropology - sociology - law) approach the question of dead bodies during the killing processes. Corpses can be systematically ... More


Review of <i>As I Lay Dying</i>

Edwin Muir

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which reviews William Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying, the story of the corpse of a woman in late middle age. As I Lay Dying is concerned not with death, but merely with the ... More


. Addresses Unknown: On Location in Lynching Photographs

Sandy Alexandre

in The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036651
eISBN:
9781621030423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036651.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on James Allen’s controversial exhibit Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America (2000), a collection of photographs that project both the sites of lynchings (outdoors) ... More


The Post-Soviet Treasure Hunt: New Sacred Histories and Geographies

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter shifts the focus back to contemporary Buryatia, taking a close look at the strategies used to re-consecrate postsocialist Buddhist landscape and the production of new sacred geographies, ... More


Spirits and Bodies

Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce

in Why are Women more Religious than Men?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608102
eISBN:
9780191744730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608102.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Women are more likely than men to engage in the type of religious and spiritual activities motivated by a desire to maintain contact with the souls of the dead. This chapter presents a brief history ... More


Flag Bodies: Commemoration in the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

Alexander T. Riley

in Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479870479
eISBN:
9781479809400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870479.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Shanksville as a commemoration of United Airlines Flight 93. It first provides the narrative on the origin of the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ... More


Your Body as Symbol: Written in Ash

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter argues that the poetry of everyday life is all about the use of symbols, that the decisions we make about what to do with our own dead bodies symbolize how we have viewed our lives. We ... More


Her Living Wake: Reminiscing and Farewell Party

Denise Carson

in Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author narrates her mother's last moments and the way they conducted the farewell party. The author contemplates the parallels in her parents' lives and their polar opposite ... More


Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

David Serlin (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

From seventeenth-century broadsides about the handling of dead bodies, printed during London’s plague years, to YouTube videos about preventing the transmission of STDs, public health advocacy and ... More


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