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Title:Funerals in Africa: explorations of a social phenomenon
Editors:Jindra, Michael
Noret, JoŽlISNI
Year:2011
Pages:232
Language:English
City:New York
Publisher:Berghahn Books
ISBN:9780857452054
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Benin
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Ghana
Kenya
Zimbabwe
Subjects:funerals
death rites
Abstract:The scope of funerals and remembrances of the Dead, often the central life-cycle in sub-Saharan African societies, has grown more and more lavish over the years. These contributions offer an in-depth understanding of the broad changes and underlying causes. The contributions are: Funerals in Africa: an introduction (M. Jindra, J. Noret); African funerals and sociocultural change: a review of momentous transformations across a continent (M. Jindra, J. Noret); A decent death: changes in funerary rites in Bulawayo (Ndebele, Zimbabwe) (T. Ranger); Transformations of death among the Kikuyu of Kenya: from hyenas to tombs (Y. Droz); Decomposing pollution? Corpses, burials, and affliction among the Meru of Central Kenya (M. Lamont); The rise of 'death celebrations' in the Cameroon Grassfields (M. Jindra); Funerals and religious pluralism in Burkina Faso (comparison between the funeral of a bishop and a chief) (K. Langewiesche); Funerals and the religious imagination: burying and honoring the Dead in the Celestial Church of Christ in southern Benin (J. Noret); Of corpses, clay, and photographs: body imagery and changing technolgies of remembrance in Asante funeral culture (Ghana) (M. de Witte); and Funerals and fetish interment in Accra, Ghana (Ga) (J. Roberts). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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