Taming Time, Timing Death: Social Technologies and Ritual (BOK)

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Departing from a persisting current in Western thought, which conceives of time in the abstract, and often reflects upon death as occupying a space at life's margins, this book begins from position that it is in fact through the material and perishable world that we experience time. As such, it is with death and our encounters with it, that form the basis of human conceptions of time. Presenting rich, interdisciplinary empirical studies of death rituals and practices across the globe, from the UK and Europe, South and East Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Taming Time, Timing Death explores the manner in which social technologies and rituals have been and are implemented to avoid, delay or embrace death, or communicate with the dead, thus informing and manifesting humans' understanding of time. It will therefore be of interest to scholars and students of anthropology, philosophy, sociology and social theory, human geography and religion.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ASHGATE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781409450689 Antall sider 280
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,8cm Vekt 636 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Rane Willerslev
Emner og form Sociology: death & dying