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Mortuary Dialogues : Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities

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Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations. The book's key concept, "mortuary dialogue," describes the different genres of talk and expressive culture through which people struggle to restore individual and collective order in the aftermath of death in the contemporary Pacific.

Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Death + Dying, Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2016
TCIN: 51408134
UPC: 9781785331718
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-8743

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