Death and the Ancestors

Death and the Ancestors : A Study of the Mortuary Customs of the LoDagaa of West Africa

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Deliberately considering relevant theories put forward by earlier writers and examining them in the light of the research for this particular book, the author spent over 100 days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial services. First published in more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 24.38mm | 544g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138861790
  • 9781138861794

Table of contents

Part 1: General Background1. The People and the Problem2. Approaches to the Study of Mortuary Institutions3. The Analysis of Ceremony and RitePart 2: Death4. The Day of Death5. The Day of Death: Mourning the Dead6. Adjustment to Loss: The Second Day7. The Burial of the Dead8. Income and Outlay9. After the Burial10. The Causes of Death11. The Bitter Funeral Beer12. From Ghost to Spirit: The Final CeremonyPart 3: Property13. The Merry Bells: Intergenerational Transmission and its Conflicts14. Property15. Inheritance16. Succession and Inheritance Among the LoDagaa17. The Eschatology of the LoDagaa18. Diis minibus19. Conclusionsshow more

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