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Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving

Author: Bardwell L Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford ritual studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuyo, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion.
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Smith, Bardwell L.
Narratives of sorrow and dignity.
2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bardwell L Smith
ISBN: 9780199345915 0199345910
OCLC Number: 940748705
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 410 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
Contents: PREFACE ; PART ONE: Approaching the Worlds of Mizuko ; 1. Mizuko Kuyo: Memorial Services for Child Loss in Japan ; 2. Architectural, Iconographic, Doctrinal Features of Mizuko Kuyo ; 3. Situating the Rites of Mourning: Two Temples and a Variety of Visitors ; 4. The Phenomena of Mizuko Kuyo: Responses to Pregnancy Loss ; PART TWO: Deciphering the Worlds of Pregnancy Loss: Women, Men, and the Unborn ; 5. Japanese Woman as Housewife, Mother, and Worker: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1868-2010) ; 6. Ancestors, Angry Spirits, and the Unborn: Caring for the Dead on the Path to Ancestorhood ; 7. Mothers, Society, and Pregnancy Loss: Rethinking the Meaning of Nurture ; PART THREE: Relating Mizuko Rei to the Larger Worlds of Profound Loss ; 8. The Revival of Death, the Rebirth of Grieving, and Ways of Mourning ; 9. Rituals of Affliction; An Invitation to Sobriety ; APPENDICES: ; 1. Adashino Nenbutsuji, English language text of Mizuko kuyo service ; 2. Yvonne Rand, Jizo: Protector of Travelers into and out of Life ; 3. Sai-no-kawara text, tr. of Manabe Kosai. Jizo-bosatsu no kenkyu [Research on Jizo Bodhisattva]. Kyoto: Sanmitsudo shoten, 1960. ; 4. Yasuo Sakakibara, Economic Development and Temple Economics in Japan ; NOTES ; GLOSSARY ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; INDEX
Series Title: Oxford ritual studies series.
Responsibility: Bardwell L. Smith.
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Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity offers a thorough, interdisciplinary, and sensitive examination of mizuko kuyo, one that will inform discussions of the topic for years to come. * Lori Meeks, Journal Read more...

 
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