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From House Burial to Cemeteries

John Parker

in In My Time of Dying: A History of Death and the Dead in West Africa

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691193151
eISBN:
9780691214900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193151.003.0013
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses the Legislative Council of the Gold Coast Colony's enactment of a law designed to replace the practice of burying the dead within their houses with that of burying them in ... More


The Socialist Cemetery

Martha Sprigge

in Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197546321
eISBN:
9780197546352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546321.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 2 charts the development of new mourning rites in East Germany, focusing on the role that music played in these ceremonies. Death rituals articulated a new death culture for the socialist ... More


Sacred Ground

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson, and Daniel R. Wildcat

in Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The ancestral cemeteries at the Cheslatta villages of Belhk’achek and Sdughachola performed a “sacred reversal” of their desecration by the aluminum company’s spillway, in the process renewing the ... More


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