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The Resource Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual, Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington

Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual, Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington

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Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual
Title
Celebrations of death
Title remainder
the anthropology of mortuary ritual
Statement of responsibility
Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington
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Language
eng
Summary
This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology and religion. Part of its fascination is that in understanding other people's death rituals we are able to gain a better understanding of our own. The authors refer to a wide variety of examples, from different continents and epochs. They compare the great tombs of the Berawan of Borneo and the pyramids of Egypt, as well as the dramas of medieval French royal funerals and the burial alive of the Dinka 'masters of the spear' in the Sudan, and other rituals which at first sight seem to have little in common. Many of these cases are anthropological classics, but the authors place them in an alternative context, so as to shape a novel synthesis on the anthropology of death ritual. A fresh introduction reviews theoretical developments in the field since the book first appeared in 1979
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UkCbUP
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Metcalf, Peter
Dewey number
393
Index
index present
LC call number
GN486
LC item number
.M48 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
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Huntington, Richard
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Death
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Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual, Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511803178
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511803178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Celebrations of death : the anthropology of mortuary ritual, Peter Metcalf, Richard Huntington
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511803178
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511803178
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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