Death, Mourning, and Burial

ROBBEN, T. (2004): Death, Mourning, and Burial: A Cross-Cultural Reader

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November 2004
Death, Mourning, and Burial: A Cross-Cultural Reader Tony Robben Book

Death, Mourning, and BurialAbstract: In Death, Mourning, and Burial, an indispensable introduction to the anthropology of death, readers will find a rich selection of some of the finest ethnographic work on this fascinating topic.

  • Comprised of six sections that mirror the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death and dying; uncommon death; grief and mourning; mortuary rituals; and remembrance and regeneration
  • Includes canonical readings as well as recent studies on topics such as organ donation and cannibalism
  • Designed for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as: violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals
  • Serves as a text for anthropology classes, as well as providing a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying

Editorial: Blackwell Publishers (reprinted in 2012 by Wiley-Blackwell)

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