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Families and Their Ghosts

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A truism of ethnology is that death rituals and related practices are oriented more toward the living than the dead; that they seek to re-organize social relationships that have been damaged by the ... More


Conclusion

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This concluding chapter sets the developments described in this book in a broader spatial and chronological perspective, and assesses the importance of ... More


Death Comes for All

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter investigates the social and religious understanding of death in England during the 16th and 17th centuries. It analyses the issue from theological and liturgical perspective and as a ... More


Introduction

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about courtship, marriage, birth, and death rituals and traditions in Tudor and Stuart England. This book traces the history of ... More


The Death Ritual: Rhetoric and Poiesis of Ethics

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter four explores the second set of ethical performances and debates among the Jēnu Kuṟumba, the death rituals. These rituals constitute arenas of elaborate ethical argumentation and they are a ... More


On Dying Well: First published in The Cambridge Review (27 February 1984), pp. 49–52.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

More than a third of a short paper from 1984, first published in the Cambridge Review, is given over to a succinct review of changing modes of dying, death, and associated rituals from prehistoric ... More


The Final Passage Rituals for Separating from Life

Jacqueline S. Thursby

in Funeral Festivals in America: Rituals for the Living

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123806
eISBN:
9780813134949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the rituals for death or the process of separating from life in the U.S. It explains that in a culture as diverse as the U.S., the rituals for separating from life are also ... More


Shamanic Rites for the Dead in Chosŏn Korea

Michael J. Pettid

in Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839680
eISBN:
9780824868567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839680.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The significance of ancestor rites is commonly believed to lie in Confucian ways of thought. This chapter argues that they also feature in shaman traditions. Though the syncretic nature of religious ... More


Every New Grave Brought a Thousand Members: The Politics of Death in Illinois Coal Communities, 1883–1910

Michael K. Rosenow

in Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the politics of death in Illinois coal mining communities during the period 1883–1910, with particular emphasis on how miners and their families experienced death in one of the ... More


As Close to Hell as They Hoped to Get: Steel, Death, and Community in Western Pennsylvania, 1892–1919

Michael K. Rosenow

in Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the steelworkers' experiences with death and dying in western Pennsylvania, and more specifically in Monongahela Valley, during the period 1892–1919. It begins by recounting the ... More


Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Jacqueline I. Stone and Mariko Namba Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. This book, running chronologically from the tenth century to the present, brings to light ... More


Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Michael K. Rosenow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The post-Civil War Industrial Age brought fundamental changes to the economy and its workers, forcing Americans to reassess the meaning of life and death. This illuminating study of working-class ... More


Conclusion: (Un)Freedom of the Grave

Michael K. Rosenow

in Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book concludes by summarizing developments that made death a contested terrain of political authority and ideology containing elements of class, gender, ethnicity, race, and religion during the ... More


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

Erik Mueggler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483382
eISBN:
9780226483412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483412.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Death has become the central salient topic in many parts of rural China. Transformations in economic life, social structure, political ideology, and spiritual aspirations have occurred at dizzying ... More


Introduction: In Search of John Henry’s Body

Michael K. Rosenow

in Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the rituals of dying and the politics of death among the working class during the period 1865–1920. It considers how wageworkers and their families experienced death in the United ... More


Death and Burial in Medieval Korea: The Buddhist Legacy

Sem Vermeersch

in Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839680
eISBN:
9780824868567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839680.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter sheds light on a widely misinterpreted aspect of Korea's premodern history by exploring Buddhist impact on early mortuary rituals. As the influence of Buddhism grew on the ruling powers ... More


• Death beyond Death: The Ochre Robe

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Death can be induced—a death to self that makes a man a renouncer, a sannyasi. This chapter chronicles this sort of death ritual, describing the radical reconstruction of personhood that made it ... More


The Power of the Dead’s Place: Chicago’s Cemeteries, Social Conflict, and Cultural Construction, 1873–1913

Michael K. Rosenow

in Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039133
eISBN:
9780252097119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039133.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how workers used the rituals of death to interpret, accommodate, and resist their living and working conditions during the period 1873–1913. It first traces the history of the ... More


Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss

Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190634971
eISBN:
9780190635008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

From natural disasters to private funerals, digital media are playing a central role in the documentation and commemoration of shared significant events and individual loss experiences. Yet few ... More


Co-present Reconstructions of Death, Loss, and Mourning

Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Larissa Hjorth

in Haunting Hands: Mobile Media Practices and Loss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190634971
eISBN:
9780190635008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634971.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

In this chapter we detail examples of mobile-emotive co-presence practices and some of the multiple ways in which reconstructions of death and afterlife are reframed through the lens of mobile media. ... More


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