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Pathways to Ancestral Worlds: Mortuary Practice in the Irish Neolithic

Gabriel Cooney

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper offers an overview and review of the evidence for mortuary practice in Ireland in the Late Neolithic period. Assumptions about the chronological relationship between cremation and ... More


Introduction

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines the culture industry of pet mortuary rites in contemporary Japan. It considers the necrogeography of the physical and mental landscapes that have produced the current ... More


Masking Commodification and Sacralizing Consumption: The Emergence of Animal Memorial Rites

Barbara R. Ambros

in Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the modern history of animal mortuary and propitiatory rites in Japan. Modern animal memorial rituals have been nostalgically constructed as continual embodiments of Japanese ... 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


Scattering Ashes

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/9780226730165.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter moves outside the idiom of Buddhist graves and memorials to consider the scattering of ashes, an innovative burial practice that began around the same time as eternal memorial graves. ... More


Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to ... More


Honoring the Dead: The Buddhist Reinvention of Commemorative Literature, Ritual, and Material Culture in Early Medieval China

Huai-yu Chen

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

One of the most striking features of Buddhism was its impact on Chinese funeral and mortuary culture and practice. For example, the portrait eulogy and its related ritual practice transformed from an ... More


Who Were These People? A Sideways View and a Non-answer of Political Proportions

Alex Gibson

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper is a review of a broad range of evidence for burial practice in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain. The author asks the difficult question – who were these people – in relation to ... More


Inheritance: dāyabhāga

Ludo Rocher

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 12 traces the changes to the Hindu law of inheritance (dāyavibhāga) that occurred from the time of the ancient smṛtis to the present. Hindu inheritance was originally intestate and linked to ... More


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