of the American Anthropological Association

Social Memory, Identity, and Death: Anthropological Perspectives on Mortuary Rituals

Meredith S. Chesson, Editor
Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Number 10

Contents

Social Memory, Identity, and Death: An Introduction
Meredith S. Chesson

Section One. Death and Collective Social Memories

Burying the Dead at Tlatilco: Social Memory and Social Identities
Rosemary A. Joyce

The Egyptian Ways of Death
Lynn Meskell

Death, Gender, and the Chumash Peoples: Mourning Ceremonialism as an Integrative Mechanism
Sandra E. Hollimon

Matters of Life and Death: Mortuary Rituals as Part of a Larger Whole among the Betsileo of Madagascar
Victor Raharijaona and Susan Kus

Section Two. Mortuary Rituals and Social Identities

Mortuary Monuments and Social Change among the Ngaju
Anne Schiller

Place, Death, and the Transmission of Social Memory in Early Agricultural Communities of the Near Eastern Pre-Pottery Neolithic
Ian Kuijt

Embodied Memories of Place and People: Death and Society in an Early Urban Community
Meredith S. Chesson

“To Dare to Wear the Cloak of Another Before Their Very Eyes”: State Co-optation and Local Re-appropriation in Mortuary Rituals of Central Madagascar
Susan Kus and Victor Raharijaona

List of Contributors

 

Index

    • Social Memory, Identity, and Death: Anthropological Perspectives on Mortuary Rituals
      ISBN 1-931303-02-9
      2001
      iii + 137 pages
      8-1/2 x 11

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