Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology: A Companion to the Anthropology of Death

Editor: Robben, Antonius C. G. M.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-11-922229-3
Category: Social Sciences - Anthropology
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2022
Table of Contents

Prominent scholars present their most recent work about mortuary rituals, grief and mourning, genocide, cyclical processes of life and death, biomedical developments, and the materiality of human corpses in this unique and illuminating book.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • An Anthropology of Death for the Twenty-First Century
  • Part I: Mortuary Rituals
  • Chapter 1: Governing the Dead in Guatemala: Public Authority and Dead Bodies
  • Chapter 2: Evolving Mortuary Rituals in Contemporary Japan
  • Chapter 3: Revealing Brands, Concealing Labor
  • Chapter 4: Playing with Corpses: Assembling Bodies for the Dead in Southwest China
  • Chapter 5: Death and Separation in Postconflict Timor-Leste
  • Chapter 6: Migration, Death, and Conspicuous Redistribution in Southeastern Nigeria
  • Part II: Emotions
  • Chapter 7: After Death: Event, Narrative, Feeling
  • Chapter 8: Reflections on the Work of Recovery, I and II
  • Chapter 9: The Pursuit of Sorrow and the Ethics of Crying
  • Chapter 10: Mourning as Mutuality
  • Chapter 11: A Comparative Study of Jewish Israeli and Buddhist Khmer Trauma Descendant Discontinued Bonds with the Genocide Dead
  • Chapter 12: Facing Death: On Mourning, Empathy, and Finitude
  • Part III: Massive Death
  • Chapter 13: What Is a Mass Grave? Toward an Anthropology of Human Remains Treatment in Contemporary Contexts of Mass Violence
  • Chapter 14: Death on the Move: Pantheons and Reburials in Spanish Civil War Exhumations
  • Chapter 15: Accountability for Mass Death, Acts of Rescue, and Silence in Rwanda
  • Chapter 16: Impassable Visions: The Cambodia to Come, the Detritus in its Wake
  • Chapter 17: Experience, Empathy, and Flexibility: On Participant Observation in Deadly Fields
  • Part IV: Regeneration
  • Chapter 18: Learning How to Die
  • Chapter 19: Whirlpools, Glitter, and Ferocious Intruders: The Palpability of Death in Chachi Animism
  • Chapter 20: Shamanic Rebirth and the Paradox of Disremembering the Dead among Mapuche in Chile
  • Chapter 21: After-Death Communications: Signs from the Other World in Contemporary North America
  • Chapter 22: Cryonic Suspension as Eschatological Technology in the Secular Age
  • Part V: Corporeal Materiality
  • Chapter 23: From Here and to Death: The Archaeology of the Human Body
  • Chapter 24: Death, Corporeality, and Uncertainty in Zimbabwe
  • Chapter 25: Death, Power, and Silence: Native Nations’ Ancestral Remains at the Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
  • Chapter 26: In the Absence of a Corpse: Rituals for Body Donors in the Netherlands
  • Chapter 27: Death as Spectacle: Plastinated Bodies in Germany
  • Part VI: Biomedical Issues
  • Chapter 28: The Body as Medicine: Blood and Organ Donation in China
  • Chapter 29: Ethical Dilemmas in the Field: Witchcraft and Biomedical Etiology in South Africa
  • Chapter 30: The Disappearance of Dying, and Why It Matters
  • Chapter 31: Death, Detachment, and Moral Dilemmas of Care in a Kenyan Hospital
  • Chapter 32: The New Normal: Mediated Death and Assisted Dying in the United States
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