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A Companion to the Anthropology of Death

Author: Antonius C G M Robben
Publisher: Newark John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- 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 -- Biopolitics, Necropolitics, and the Powers of the Dead -- The Concept of the Cemetery and the Birth of the Guatemalan State -- Dead Bodies in the Grid of the State: The 1870s --
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
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Robben, Antonius C. G. M.
Companion to the Anthropology of Death.
Newark John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 2018
(DLC) 2018002969
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonius C G M Robben
ISBN: 9781119222361 1119222362 9781119222293 111922229X 9781119222422 1119222427
OCLC Number: 1039100032
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (544 Seiten)
Contents: Notes on Contributors ixAn Anthropology of Death for the Twenty?First Century xvAntonius C. G. M. RobbenPart I Mortuary Rituals 11 Governing the Dead in Guatemala: Public Authority and Dead Bodies 3Finn Stepputat2 Evolving Mortuary Rituals in Contemporary Japan 17Yohko Tsuji3 Revealing Brands, Concealing Labor 31George Sanders4 Playing with Corpses: Assembling Bodies for the Dead in Southwest China 45Erik Mueggler5 Death and Separation in Postconflict Timor?Leste 59Judith Bovensiepen6 Migration, Death, and Conspicuous Redistribution in Southeastern Nigeria 71Daniel Jordan SmithPart II Emotions 857 After Death: Event, Narrative, Feeling 87Michael Lambek8 Reflections on the Work of Recovery, I and II 103Beth A. Conklin9 The Pursuit of Sorrow and the Ethics of Crying 117Olivier Allard10 Mourning as Mutuality 131Jason Danely11 A Comparative Study of Jewish Israeli and Buddhist Khmer Trauma Descendant Discontinued Bonds with the Genocide Dead 145Carol A. Kidron12 Facing Death: On Mourning, Empathy, and Finitude 161Devin Flaherty and C. Jason ThroopPart III Massive Death 17513 What Is a Mass Grave? Toward an Anthropology of Human Remains Treatment in Contemporary Contexts of Mass Violence 177Elisabeth Anstett14 Death on the Move: Pantheons and Reburials in Spanish Civil War Exhumations 189Francisco Ferrandiz15 Accountability for Mass Death, Acts of Rescue, and Silence in Rwanda 205Jennie E. Burnet16 Impassable Visions: The Cambodia to Come, the Detritus in its Wake 223Hudson McFann and Alexander Laban Hinton17 Experience, Empathy, and Flexibility: On Participant Observation in Deadly Fields 237Ivana Macek?Part IV Regeneration 24918 Learning How to Die 251Robert Desjarlais19 Whirlpools, Glitter, and Ferocious Intruders: The Palpability of Death in Chachi Animism 265Istvan Praet20 Shamanic Rebirth and the Paradox of Disremembering the Dead among Mapuche in Chile 279Ana Mariella Bacigalupo21 After?Death Communications: Signs from the Other World in Contemporary North America 293Ellen Badone22 Cryonic Suspension as Eschatological Technology in the Secular Age 307Abou FarmanPart V Corporeal Materiality 32123 From Here and to Death: The Archaeology of the Human Body 323Liv Nilsson Stutz24 Death, Corporeality, and Uncertainty in Zimbabwe 337Joost Fontein25 Death, Power, and Silence: Native Nations' Ancestral Remains at the Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 357Jacqueline Fear?Segal26 In the Absence of a Corpse: Rituals for Body Donors in the Netherlands 371Sophie Bolt27 Death as Spectacle: Plastinated Bodies in Germany 383Uli LinkePart VI Biomedical Issues 39928 The Body as Medicine: Blood and Organ Donation in China 401Charlotte Ikels29 Ethical Dilemmas in the Field: Witchcraft and Biomedical Etiology in South Africa 415Isak Niehaus30 The Disappearance of Dying, and Why It Matters 429Helen Stanton Chapple31 Death, Detachment, and Moral Dilemmas of Care in a Kenyan Hospital 445Ruth J. Prince32 The New Normal: Mediated Death and Assisted Dying in the United States 461Frances NorwoodIndex 477

Abstract:

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- 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 -- Biopolitics, Necropolitics, and the Powers of the Dead -- The Concept of the Cemetery and the Birth of the Guatemalan State -- Dead Bodies in the Grid of the State: The 1870s -- War and Transgression: The 1980s -- Dead Bodies in the Aftermath of War -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 2 Evolving Mortuary Rituals in Contemporary Japan -- Traditional Mortuary Rituals and the Family -- Mortuary Rituals under Social Change -- Considering the Changes -- Constants Underlying Changes -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 Revealing Brands, Concealing Labor -- Branding the Funereal -- The Dirty Work behind the Logo -- Corporatization -- Dirty Work -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 4 Playing with Corpses: Assembling Bodies for the Dead in Southwest China -- Souls and Bodies -- Ordering Relations -- Ordering Sacrifice and Exchange -- Goats and Loaves, Wholes and Halves -- Wrapping -- Conclusion: Bodies and "Society"--References -- Chapter 5 Death and Separation in Postconflict Timor-Leste -- The Productivity of Separation -- The Perils of Separation and Nonseparation -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6 Migration, Death, and Conspicuous Redistribution in Southeastern Nigeria -- Kinship, Patron-Clientism, and Ambivalent Rural-Urban Relations -- Burials and Expectations of Conspicuous Redistribution -- Burials and Conspicuous Redistribution -- Conclusion -- Author's note -- Notes -- References -- Part II Emotions -- Chapter 7 After Death: Event, Narrative, Feeling -- On Being with the Living and the Dead -- "People Die Here - and We Respond by Cooking!"16

Remembering Tumbu and Mohedja -- Loss -- Conclusion -- Postscript -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8 Reflections on the Work of Recovery, I and II -- I The Work of Recovery: Wari' Territory, Western Brazil, 1956 -- II The Work of Recovery: World Trade Center, New York City, 2001 -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 9 The Pursuit of Sorrow and the Ethics of Crying -- A Technology of Emotion -- Remembering and Disremembering: The Temporality of Sorrow -- The Performance of Antisociality -- Cultures of Pain -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 10 Mourning as Mutuality -- Meaning and Being -- The Weight of Loss, the Lightness of Being -- Care in a "Society of Mass Death"--Extending Mutuality of Care across Life and Death -- Mourning, Image, Imagination -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Chapter 11 A Comparative Study of Jewish Israeli and Buddhist Khmer Trauma Descendant Discontinued Bonds with the Genocide Dead -- Trauma Theory and the Pathologization of Bonds with the Genocide Dead -- Normalizing Continued Bonds with the Dead -- Jewish Israeli and Buddhist Cambodian Cultural Contexts -- Findings -- Discussion -- References -- Chapter 12 Facing Death: On Mourning, Empathy, and Finitude -- "His Face Didn't Look Right"--Facing Death -- "We Tried to Make It" -- Growing Old Together -- A Transfer of Power -- On the Repetition of Singularity -- This Death, Not Any Other -- On Being Nearby -- Picturing Death -- "I Might Be Dead When You Return" -- "Never Again!" -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- Part III Massive Death -- Chapter 13 What Is a Mass Grave? Toward an Anthropology of Human Remains Treatment in Contemporary Contexts of Mass Violence -- The Mass Production of Mass Graves -- A New Social Phenomenon: Mass Exhumations -- The Question of Burial -- Framing the Analysis of the Treatment of Human Remains -- Mass Graves and Burial -- Notes

Chapter 21 After-Death Communications: Signs from the Other World in Contemporary North America -- The Conference -- Pilgrimage, Ritual, and Theology -- The Idyllic Afterlife -- How Dead People Talk to the Living -- Grief Work and the Work of Kinship -- Conclusion: Ancestors, Reciprocity, and Secularization -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 22 Cryonic Suspension as Eschatological Technology in the Secular Age -- Cryopreservation -- Suspensions -- Secular Eschatology -- Purgatory and the Chronically Incomplete Lifetime -- Conclusion: Remaking the Afterlife -- Notes -- References -- Part V Corporeal Materiality -- Chapter 23 From Here and to Death: The Archaeology of the Human Body -- Matter and Context: The Burial and Beyond -- The Archaeology of the Dead -- The Archaeology of Death -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 24 Death, Corporeality, and Uncertainty in Zimbabwe -- Changing Death and Human Corporeality in Africa and Beyond -- Zimbabwe's Politics of the Dead -- The Power of Uncertainty -- Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 25 Death, Power, and Silence: Native Nations' Ancestral Remains at the Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 26 In the Absence of a Corpse: Rituals for Body Donors in the Netherlands -- Methods -- Body Donation in the Netherlands -- Funerals without a Corpse -- Replacing the Missing Body: Celebrating Life -- Commemoration: Acknowledging Death -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 27 Death as Spectacle: Plastinated Bodies in Germany -- Plastinated Cadavers: A Realist Spectacle -- The "Living" Corpse: Spectacles of Authenticity -- Corpse Art: Spectacles of the Sublime -- Stripping the Corpse: Pornographic Spectacles -- Obliterating the Human Trace: Commodity Spectacles -- Normalizing Necrophilia: Urban Body Spectacles -- Memory Politics of Spectacle -- Acknowledgments

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