The Resource Funeral culture : AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom, Casey Golomski, (ebook)

Funeral culture : AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom, Casey Golomski, (ebook)

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Funeral culture : AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom
Title
Funeral culture
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AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom
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Casey Golomski
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eng
Summary
Contemporary forms of living and dying in Swaziland cannot be understood apart from the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to anthropologist Casey Golomski. In Africa's last absolute monarchy, the story of 15 years of global collaboration in treatment and intervention is also one of ordinary people facing the work of caring for the sick and dying and burying the dead. Golomski's ethnography shows how AIDS posed challenging questions about the value of life, culture, and materiality to drive new forms and practices for funerals. Many of these forms and practices?newly catered funeral feasts, an expanded market for life insurance, and the kingdom's first crematorium?are now conspicuous across the landscape and culturally disruptive in a highly traditionalist setting. This powerful and original account details how these new matters of death, dying, and funerals have become entrenched in peoples' everyday lives and become part of a quest to create dignity in the wake of a devastating epidemic
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Golomski, Casey
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393/.93096887
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Social change
  • HIV infections
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Electronic books
  • Swaziland
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adult
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Funeral culture : AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom, Casey Golomski, (ebook)
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9780253036483
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12156004
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12156004
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Funeral culture : AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom, Casey Golomski, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253036483
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12156004
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12156004
System control number
MWT12156004
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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