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Death rituals in modern society

Nyatanga, Brian (2020) Death rituals in modern society. British Journal of Community Nursing, 25 (2). p. 98. ISSN Print: 1462-4753 Online: 2052-2215

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The advent of death prompts a series of events leading to the disposal of the body and any period of mourning thereafter, and these rituals differ among societies. The differences in death rituals tend to signify different cultural blueprints of actions and behaviours passed down through generations that everybody learns while growing up as members of society. In this column, I intend to briefly outline some anthropological perspectives on death rituals, explain why rituals were and continue to be important and conclude by highlighting the de-ritualisation of these events.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: death rituals, modern society
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:34

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