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Funeral Culture: AIDS, Work, and Cultural Change in an African Kingdom

Casey Golomski
Format
Book
Published
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780253036445, 0253036445, 9780253036452, 0253036453
Contents
  • Introduction. Funeral culture: dignity, work, and cultural change
  • Reckoning life: dying from AIDS to living with HIV
  • Religious healing and resurrection: "Faith without work is dead"
  • The secrets of life insurance: saving, care, and the witch
  • Grounded: body politics of burial and cremation
  • Life in a takeaway box: mobility and purity in funeral feasts
  • Commemoration and cultural change: memento radicalis
  • Conclusion. The afterlives of work.
Description
xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-208) and index.
Technical Details
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