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Symbolic loss : the ambiguity of mourning and memory at century's end

Author: Peter Homans
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Series: Studies in religion and culture (Charlottesville, Va.)
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The ten essays assembled in this volume represent, in an interdisciplinary way, the work of scholars attempting to understand the decline of mourning practices and their associated rituals. The text  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Homans
ISBN: 0813919851 9780813919850 081391986X 9780813919867
OCLC Number: 43864277
Description: x, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and the puzzle of inherited mourning --
Live burial and its discontents : mourning becomes melancholia in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents --
"My Lord, what a morning" : the "Sorrow songs" in Harlem Renaissance thought --
Window or mirror : the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the ambiguity of remembrance --
Against redemption : the arts of countermemory in Germany today --
Of death and destiny : the Ariès-Vovelle debate about the history of mourning --
Mourning, mass death, and the gray zone : the ethnic Germans of Eastern Europe and the Second World War --
The most intimate of creations : symptoms as memorials to one's lonely suffering --
Stalin's double death : memory and mourning among French Communist Party activists --
Loss and mourning in the life and thought of Max Weber : toward a theory of symbolic loss.
Series Title: Studies in religion and culture (Charlottesville, Va.)
Responsibility: edited by Peter Homans.

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