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Ultimate ambiguities : investigating death and liminality

Author: Peter Berger; J E A Kroesen
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although dying can be seen as the paradigm of liminality, because periods of transition are often associated with death, many volumes on death in the social sciences do not specifically address  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Berger; J E A Kroesen
ISBN: 9781782386094 1782386092
OCLC Number: 911180085
Description: x, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Ambiguity of Mortal Remains, Substitute Bodies, and other Materializations of the Dead among the Garo of Northeast India / Erik de Maaker --
Structures and Processes of Liminality : The Shape of Mourning among the Sora of Tribal India / Piers Vitebsky --
Liminal Bodies, Liminal Food : Hindu and Tribal Death Rituals Compared / Peter Berger --
The Liminality of "Living Martyrdom" : Suicide Bombers' Preparations for Paradise / Pieter G.T. Nanninga --
Disappearance and Liminality : Argentina's Mourning of State Terror / Antonius C.G.M. Robben --
Three Dimensions of Liminality in the Context of Kyrgyz Death Rituals / Roland Hardenberg --
Death, Ritual, and Effervescence / Peter Berger --
Hungry Ghost or Divine Soul? : Post-Mortem Initiation in Medieval Shaiva Tantric Death Rites / Nina Mirnig --
Between Death and Judgement : Sleep as the Image of Death in Early Modern Protestantism / Justin Kroesen and Jan R. Luth --
Body and Soul Between Death and Funeral in Archaic Greece / Jan N. Bremmer --
Death, Memory and Liminality : Rethinking Lampedusa's Later Life as Author and Aristocrat / Yme B. Kuiper.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Berger and Justin Kroesen.

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