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Burial Societies

Ben Jones

in Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter offers a detailed account of the development of burial societies in Oledai, beginning by discussing the present-day structure of burial societies. The second section focuses on the ... More


A Tuml in the Shtetl: Khayim Betsalel Grinberg’s Di khevre-kedishe sude

François Guesnet

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter highlights Khayim Betsalel Grinberg's comedy play Di khevre-kedishe sude, oder, Reb arye der bal-menagn (The Burial Society Banquet, or, Reb Arye the Musician), which was published in ... More


Conclusion

Ben Jones

in Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This concluding chapter fleshes out some of the points raised in the book in more general terms. In other words, it brings together earlier sections in ways that might be of use when thinking about ... More


Bones and Flesh

Tobie Meyer-Fong

in What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804754255
eISBN:
9780804785594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754255.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter asks what happened to the dead during the Taiping War. It examines the political meanings attached to corpses in Late Imperial China. The presence of unburied corpses represented a ... More


Limitless Connections—Tōchōji

Mark Michael Rowe

in Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226730134
eISBN:
9780226730165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730165.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Tochoji in downtown Tokyo and arguably the most successful eternal memorial grave in Japan. When it first created its eternal memorial grave and burial society, En no Kai in ... More


Faith and Fatherland: Ethno-Sectarian Collective Mutuality

in Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311079
eISBN:
9781846313363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313363.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the network of ethnic and sectarian friendly societies. It concentrates on three episodes in the development of Liverpool-Irish mutuality: the Ribbonite networks of the ... More


“Ev’ry Day’ll Be Sunday”: Burial Sodalities

Jerrilyn McGregory

in Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737820
eISBN:
9781604737837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737820.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the perpetuation of burial societies in Wiregrass County. It explains that these sodalities integrate ritual movements and drama with sacred music, and discusses the connection ... More


“The Rest Is Up to You and Me”: Sunday Morning Band and Ritual Identity in the Florida Panhandle

Jerrilyn Mcgregory

in The Florida Folklife Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031403
eISBN:
9781617031427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

African Americans have ritualized social relationships into a repetitious cycle by forming organizations such as the Sunday Morning Band (SMB), a secret society that traces its roots to 1868. The SMB ... More


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