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Celebrating Life Customs Around the World : From Baby Showers to Funerals (Hardcover) (Victoria

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Williams, a writer and researcher in the UK, provides a three-volume encyclopedia detailing rites of passage, life customs, rituals, and traditions practiced in countries around the world. Arranged alphabetically, entries in the first volume address customs of birth and early childhood, such as baby-naming ceremonies, baby showers, baptism and christening, birthdays, breastfeeding, dream catchers, eating the placenta, naming rites, lullabies, circumcision, phallus festivals, spitting on babies, and water birth, followed by coming-of-age customs of adolescents and those in early adulthood in the second volume, such as bachelor and spinster balls, breast ironing, cow jumping, ear-piercing ceremonies, hair removal, quinceañeras, menstrual customs, weddings, ritual tattooing, scarification, and virginity testing. The third volume details customs related to aging and death, including funerals, assisted suicide, cremation, death dances, mummification, and burials. Related primary documents are incorporated throughout. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 3
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Human Geography, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Victoria Williams
Language: English
Street Date: November 21, 2016
TCIN: 51045562
UPC: 9781440836589
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-8924
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