Do Funerals Matter?: The Purposes and Practices of Death Rituals in Global Perspective (BOK)

William G. Hoy

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Do Funerals Matter? is a creative interweaving of historical, sociocultural, and research-based perspectives on death rituals, drawing from myriad sources to create a picture of what death rituals have been; and where, especially in the Western world, they are going. Death educators, researchers, counselors, clergy, funeral-service professionals, and others will appreciate the book's theory- and research-based approach to the ways in which different cultural groups memorialize their dead. They will also find clear clinical and practical applications in the author's exploration of the five ritual anchors of death-related ceremonial practice and help for professionals counseling the bereaved surrounding funerals. Based on nearly three decades of research and teaching on funeral rites, this volume promises to fill an important gap in the cross-cultural literature on bereavement, while answering an important question for our generation: Do funerals matter?

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter William G. Hoy
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415662055
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 317 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Sociology: customs & traditions, Sociology: death & dying