Death, Mourning, and Burial
A Cross-Cultural Reader
Edited by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
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Death, Mourning, and Burial by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Book DescriptionIn "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. This work is 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. It includes canonical readings as well as recent studies on topics such as organ donation and cannibalism. It is designed for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as: violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals. It serves as a text for anthropology classes, as well as providing a genuinely cross-cultural perspective to all those studying death and dying.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405114714
(246mm x 173mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Ethnographic Fieldwork, Paperback (December 2011)
This text provides readers with a broad overview of the range and complexity of fieldwork in anthropology. The updated selections offer insight into the ethnographer's experience of gathering and analyzing data, and a richer understanding of the conflicts, hazards and ethical challenges of pursuing fieldwork around the globe.
Death, Mourning, and Burial, Hardback (November 2004)
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.
Cultures under Siege, Hardback (September 2000)
Interdisciplinary study of collective violence offering insights into darker side of humanity.
Fieldwork Under Fire, Paperback (January 1996)» View all books by Antonius C. G. M. Robben
This collection of essays is written by anthropologists who have experienced the unpredictability and trauma of political violence firsthand. The book uses theoretical, ethnographic and methodological points of view to illuminate the processes and solutions characterizing life in dangerous places.
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Author Biography - Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Antonius C. G. M. Robben is Professor of Anthropology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and past President of the Netherlands Society of Anthropology. His recent books are Cultures under Siege: Collective Violence and Trauma (edited with Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, 2000) and Political Violence and Trauma in Argentina (2005).
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