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Funeral culture : AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom

Author: Casey Golomski
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2018]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Golomski, Casey.
Funeral culture.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018026004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Casey Golomski
ISBN: 9780253036445 0253036445 9780253036452 0253036453
OCLC Number: 1015241029
Description: xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Funeral culture : dignity, work, and cultural change --
Reckoning life : dying from AIDS to living with HIV --
Religious healing and resurrection : "faith without work is dead" --
The secrets of life insurance : saving, care, and the witch --
Grounded : body politics of burial and cremation --
Life in a takeaway box : mobility and purity in funeral feasts --
Commemoration and cultural change : memento radicalis --
Conclusion. The afterlives of work.
Responsibility: Casey Golomski.

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