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Death and the Regeneration of Life (Maurice Bloch Jonathan Parry (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1982) 9780521270373
Death and the Regeneration of Life (Maurice Bloch Jonathan Parry (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1982) 9780521270373
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Title: Death and the Regeneration of Life

Author: Bloch, Maurice Jonathan Parry (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1982

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521270373

Volumes: 1; Pages: 248

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Why do funerary rituals in India, China, Latin America, and Africa so often involve symbols of rebirth and regeneration and prominent roles for women? Specialists in these lands have collaborated to offer an innovative response that anthropologists, theologians, psychologists, sociologists, and historians will find challenging.ContentsPreface1. Introduction: death and the regeneration of life Maurice Bloch and Jonathan Parry2. The dead and the devils among the Bolivian Laymi Olivia Haris3. Sacrificial death and the necrophagous ascetic Jonathan Parry4. Witchcraft, greed, cannibalism and death: some related themes from the New Guinea Highlands Andrew Strathern5. Lugbara death John Middleton6. Of flesh and bones: the management of death pollution in Cantoese society James L. Watson7. Social dimensions of death in four African hunting and gathering societies James Woodburn8. Death, women and power Maurice BlochIndex
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