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Keeping Time: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through

Marcia Cavell

in Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199287086
eISBN:
9780191603921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287082.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses Freud’s thoughts about memory and the inter-related concepts of remembering, repeating, and working through. Freud believes that the present mind contains the past, though ... More


Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Saul M. Olyan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book offers an analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites. It also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of ... More


 A World Not Well Lost: Melancholy, Foreclosure, and Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Taylor's and Butler's accounts of melancholy and agency. It is argued that the form of melancholy shared by their accounts is a key feature of symbolic loss in the constitution ... More


Germany Remembers

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Foreigners still wonder if Germans can really be trusted to remember the evils of Nazism. This chapter documents the array of public measures which the country has taken in the past 60 years to ... More


Being Human While Being American: Agenda for the American Future

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter celebrates public occasions and measures in recent years where the American government and citizens’ groups acknowledged national “misdeeds” in international relations, especially in its ... More


Who's Next?: Taking Children to Funerals: When, What Age, How

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the factors to consider in taking children to funerals, describing the case of Naomi, who decided to take all her daughters to the funeral of her grandmother. It suggests that ... More


Better to Remember Him as He Was: Who Should Be Part of the Mourning Rituals?

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the issue concerning who should be part of the mourning rituals. It describes the case of Edna, a woman in her seventies, who was having second thoughts about letting her ... More


What Not to Say: How to Act around Grievers

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0026
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses how to act appropriately around grieving individuals, describing the case of Shula, a mother grieving over the death of her son, and who received discouraging words from her ... More


Mourning the Dead

Saul M. Olyan

in Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on mourning the dead. All mourning behaviours function to separate the mourner ritually from society and the cult. The ritual separation of the mourner over the dead is ... More


Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison

Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Laments’ have long been recognised as an important and long-lived part of Egyptian written culture, appearing in widely differing contexts, including as captions to mourning scenes in tombs from the ... More


Introduction

Saul M. Olyan

in Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199264865
eISBN:
9780191698996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264865.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter is divided into three parts. The first section, ‘Mourning in Social Science Discussion’ tackles some of the more important anthropological research on mourning. The second section ... More


Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Geoffrey Bennington

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book gathers work written by Geoffrey Bennington since the death of his friend Jacques Derrida in 2004. All, with significant variations of depth, manner and tone dictated by the different ... More


In the Midst of Life: Affect and Ideation in the World of the Tolai

A. L. Epstein

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520075627
eISBN:
9780520911642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520075627.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Tolai are among the most distinctive of Papua New Guinea's indigenous peoples. For all their success in the pursuit of modernity, they remain traditional in their attitudes toward death, the ... More


To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derrida

Peggy Kamuf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641543
eISBN:
9780748652136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book collects ten years of Peggy Kamuf's writing on the work and friendship of Jacques Derrida. The majority of the chapters discuss a key aspect of Derrida's thought, either from a single work ... More


That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Arnold Krupat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The word “elegy” comes from the Ancient Greek elogos, meaning a mournful poem or song, in particular a song of grief in response to loss. Because mourning and memorialization are so deeply embedded ... More


Report in Variety (1937)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0071
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of a series of daily reports about the funeral of George Gershwin which were published in Variety magazine. The reports provide detailed accounts of the situation, ... More


Memory

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores Victorian ideas of memory and mourning in America and argues that shifts in religious concepts regarding the saved and the damned accounted for a dramatic increase in the ... More


“In View of Catastrophe”

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Historicizes Joachim Jeremias's work on the parables of Jesus and its anti‐Jewish rhetoric by attending to the time and place of the book's first publication, Germany in 1947. Oldenhage shows that ... More


Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Olga Taxidou

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619870
eISBN:
9780748651719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619870.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This reinterpretation of Greek tragedy focuses on the performative – the physical and civic – dimension of tragedy. It challenges the idealist, humanist, and universalist approaches that have ... More


Performing Execution, Part 2: The Relatives and the Rabbis

Beth A. Berkowitz

in Execution and Invention: Death Penalty Discourse in Early Rabbinic and Christian Cultures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195179194
eISBN:
9780199784509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179196.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter completes the study of the cast of characters found in rabbinic execution, turning attention to the criminal’s relatives and to the role of the Rabbis themselves. In exploring the part ... More


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