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Author Jindra, Michael

Title Funerals in Africa : Explorations of a Social Phenomenon
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2011


Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents Illustrations; Foreword; Funerals in Africa: An Introduction; Chapter 1 -- African Funerals and Sociocultural Change: A Review of Momentous Transformations across a Continent; Chapter 2 -- A Decent Death: Changes in Funerary Rites in Bulawayo; Chapter 3 -- Transformations of Death among the Kikuyu of Kenya: From Hyenas to Tombs; Chapter 4 -- Decomposing Pollution? Corpses, Burials, and Affliction among the Meru of Central Kenya; Chapter 5 -- The Rise of ""Death Celebrations"" in the Cameroon Grassfields; Chapter 6 -- Funerals and Religious Pluralism in Burkina Faso
Chapter 7 -- Funerals and the Religious Imagination: Burying and Honoring the Dead in the Celestial Church of Christ in southern BeninChapter 8 -- Of Corpses, Clay, and Photographs: Body Imagery and Changing Technologies of Remembrance in Asante Funeral Culture; Chapter 9 -- Funerals and Fetish Interment in Accra, Ghana; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary This collection is of great benefit to scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, development studies, economics, history, religious studies. REBEKAH LEE, University of London. Funerals in Africa is an excellent volume. Based on outstanding original research the collection shows how social and economic changes in Africa are illuminated through the analysis of burials, mortuary rites, mourning, and remembrance. In this collection encounters with world religions emerge as the key theme. Death and burial are therefore employed to illuminate classi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Africa
Death -- Religious aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Death & Dying.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Death -- Religious aspects.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Manners and customs.
Norm Ethik.
Ethnische Gruppe.
Soziokultureller Wandel.
Traditionale Kultur.
Africa -- Social life and customs
Africa -- Religious life and customs
Form Electronic book
Author Noret, Joel
LC no. 2011003895
ISBN 9780857452061