The Routledge handbook of death and the afterlife

This Handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is an outstanding reference source to the key topics,...

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Corporate Author: Taylor and Francis (Other)
Contributors: Cann, Candi K. (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Boca Raton, FL Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis 2018
Enclosed titles:part Part I The study of dying, death, and grief: an overview -- ; chapter 1 Introduction  (Candi K. Cann --)
chapter 2 State of the field of death in the United States  (George E. Dickinson --)
chapter 3 Brain death and the politics of religion  (Donald Joralemon --)
chapter 4 Understanding grief: theoretical perspectives  (Kenneth J. Doka --)
part Part II Disposal of the dead: past, present, and future -- ; chapter 5 Symbolizing imperial affiliation in death: case studies from the Inka empire (ad 1400–1532)  (Colleen Zori --)
chapter 6 The Romanian Orthodox Church and issues of cremation  (Marius Rotar --)
chapter 7 Reframing sites of the dead in Brazil  (Renato Cymbalista --)
chapter 8 Stand by me: the fear of solitary death and the need for social bonds in contemporary Japan  (Chikako Ozawa-de Silva --)
chapter 9 Politics of death and mortuary rituals in Trinidadian Hinduism  (Priyanka Ramlakhan --)
chapter 10 The right to be dead: designing Future Cemeteries  (Jakob Borrits Sabra --)
part Part III Representations of death: narratives and rhetoric -- ; chapter 11 Post Mortem (2010): Saint Salvador Allende and historical autopsy  (Moisés Park --)
chapter 12 Mourning deaths and constructing afterlives in the Red Army at war  (Steven G. Jug --)
chapter 13 Corpses that preach: Óscar Romero and the martyred priests of El Salvador  (El Salvador Mandy Rodgers-Gates --)
chapter 14 Photographing human finitude: philosophical reflections on photographs of death  (Mathew A. Crawford --)
chapter 15 De imago to word: the exile of the dead from parish symbolism in Reformation England  (Lacy K. Crocker Papadakis --)
part Part IV Youth meets death: a juxtaposition -- ; chapter 16 The comprehension of death and afterlife in children  (Ramiro Tau --)
chapter 17 The effects of parental death on religiosity within an American context  (Renae Wilkinson --)
chapter 18 Ashes to ashes: continuing bonds in young adulthood in the Netherlands  (Renske Visser --)
part Part V Questionable deaths and afterlives: suicide, ghosts, and avatars -- ; chapter 19 Exeunt: the question of suicide at the origin of early Christianity  (Michael J. Thate --)
chapter 20 How not to become a ghost: tales of female suicide martyrs in sixteenth-century Vietnamese ‘transmissions of marvels’ (truyền kỳ)  (Cuong T. Mai --)
chapter 21 The cat came back: revenant pets and the paranormal everyday  (Sara Knox --)
chapter 22 From ancestors to avatars: transfiguring the afterlife  (Jenny Huberman --)
part Part VI Material corpses and imagined afterlives around the world -- ; chapter 23 From the underworld of Yama to the Island of Gems: concepts of afterlife in Hinduism June McDaniel -- ; chapter 24 A broad survey of Zulu ancestor veneration and the challenges it faces -- ; chapter 25 Death and life in a pluralistic society: boundary-making and boundary-crossing in Sino-Burmese-Tibetan borderlands  (Keping Wu --)
chapter 26 Viking death: pre-Christian rites of passage and funerary feasting  (Davide M. Zori --)
chapter 27 Death, resurrection, and the world to come: Jewish views on death and the afterlife  (Nicholas R. Werse --)
chapter 28 The afterlife and death: an Islamic perspective David Oualaalou -- ; chapter 29 Coffins, candles, and cameras: aspects of Brazilian funerals from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century  (Andréia de Sousa Martins --)
chapter 30 Buying an afterlife: mapping religious beliefs through consumer death goods  (Candi K. Cann)
Edition:First edition
Series/Journal:Routledge handbooks in religion
Further subjects:B Death Religious aspects
B Grief
B Future life
B Afterlife
B Death
B Electronic books
B Dying
B Religions
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Parallel Edition:Print version: 9781138682160
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Summary:This Handbook traces the history of the changing notion of what it means to die and examines the many constructions of afterlife in literature, text, ritual, and material culture throughout time. The Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising twenty-nine chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into three parts and covers the following important themes:Disposal of the dead: past, present, and futureMaterial corpses and imagined afterlives around the worldQuestionable deaths and afterlives: suicide, ghosts, andavatarsRepresentations of death: narratives and rhetoricThe study of dying, death, and griefThe Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.Within these sections, central issues, debates, and problems are examined, including: the world of death and dying from various cultural viewpoints and timeframes, cultural and social constructions of the definition of death, disposal practices, and views of the afterlife.Youth meets death: a juxtaposition
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:1315545349
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.4324/9781315545349