Vient de paraître: Death in the Early 21st Century (S. Boret, ed. 2017)

Notre collègue Sébastien Penmellen BORET, anthropologue à l’International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences de l’Université Tohoku (Japon) et chercheur affilié de la thématique 4 “Anthropologies de la mort de masse”, est le co-éditeur d’un ouvrage récemment publié aux éditions Palgrave-Mac Millan, consacré aux transformations contemporaines du fait funéraire:

Death in the Early Twenty-first Century. Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites.

BORET, Sébastien Penmellen, LONG, Susan Orpett, KAN, Sergei (Eds.)

Focusing on tradition, technology, and authority, this volume challenges classical understandings that mortuary rites are inherently conservative. The contributors examine innovative and enduring ideas and practices of death, which reflect and constitute changing patterns of social relationships, memorialisation, and the afterlife. This cross-cultural study examines the lived experiences of men and women from societies across the globe with diverse religious heritages and secular value systems. The book demonstrates that mortuary practices are not fixed forms, but rather dynamic processes negotiated by the dying, the bereaved, funeral experts, and public institutions. In addition to offering a new theoretical perspective on the anthropology of death, this work provides a rich resource for readers interested in human responses to mortality: the one certainty of human existence.

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