Bonds of the Dead
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Mark Michael Rowe
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-30 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Despite popular images of priests seeking enlightenment in snow-covered mountain temples, the central concern of Japanese Buddhism is death. For that reason, Japanese Buddhism’s social and economic base has long been in mortuary services—a base now threatened by public debate over the status, treatment, and location of the dead. Bonds
African Landscapes
Language: en
Pages: 515
Authors: Michael Bollig, Olaf Bubenzer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-12 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment, shedding insight on social, cultural, and economic topics. The research explores both the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the
A Tribal Survey of Mongalla Province
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: L. F. Nalder
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Originally published in 1937, this book describes and compares the tribes of the Mongalla Province in what is now South Sudan. In the second part of the book some 27 individual tribes are discussed in detail, and topics such as linguistics, culture, tribal structure, religious beliefs, crime and punishment, marriage,
The Ashgate Research Companion to Anthropology
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Andrew J. Strathern
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Routledge

This companion provides an indispensable overview of contemporary and classical issues in social and cultural anthropology. Although anthropology has expanded greatly over time in terms of the diversity of topics in which its practitioners engage, many of the broad themes and topics at the heart of anthropological thought remain perennially
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Suzie Lennox
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

The grim history of England’s bodysnatching trade: “Lennox’s thorough exploration is riveting” (Naomi Clifford, author of The Disappearance of Maria Glenn). From the string of murders committed by Burke and Hare, a pair of ghouls who are still the stuff of pop culture legend, to the lesser-known but equally gruesome