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The cue for passion : grief and its political uses

Author: Gail Holst-Warhaft
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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"Using traditional mourning rituals as an instructive touchstone, Gail Holst-Warhaft explores the ways sorrow is managed in our own times and how mourning can be manipulated for social and political ends." "It might be argued that, in contrast to earlier cultures, modern society has largely abdicated its role in managing sorrow. But in The Cue for Passion we see that some communities, moved by the intensity of their  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holst-Warhaft, Gail, 1941-
Cue for passion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606321680
Online version:
Holst-Warhaft, Gail, 1941-
Cue for passion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606531492
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Holst-Warhaft
ISBN: 0674002245 9780674002241
OCLC Number: 43333637
Description: 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Theater of Mourning --
1. Tears --
2. Laughter --
3. Bones --
4. Disappearance --
5. Plague --
6. Memorials.
Responsibility: Gail Holst-Warhaft.

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Having set aside age-old ways of mourning, how do people in the modern world cope with tragic loss? Using traditional mourning rituals as an instructive touchstone, Gail Holst-Warhaft explores the  Read more...

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The meaning of grief, its public expression and the ways in which it has been manipulated for political effect, is the subject of this intriguing book. The strength of The Cue for Passion lies in the Read more...

 
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