INTERACTING WITH THE DEAD

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Interacting With The Dead

Author : Gordon F. M. Rakita
ISBN : 0813033179
Genre : Social Science
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"The impressive geographical, temporal, and topical coverage makes this volume by far the best of its kind to appear in recent years."--George R. Milner, Pennsylvania State University
Category: Social Science

Living With The Dead In The Andes

Author : Izumi Shimada
ISBN : 9780816529773
Genre : History
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Living with the Dead in the Andes provides new data and insights informed by general anthropological theory; the extensive bibliography alone is an important contribution. Scholars working with Andean mortuary practices (and prehistory generally) will be citing these chapters for years.
Category: History

Living With The Dead

Author : James L. Fitzsimmons
ISBN : 0816529760
Genre : Social Science
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Scholars have recently achieved new insights into the many ways in which the dead and the living interacted from the Late Preclassic to the Conquest in Mesoamerica. The eight essays in this useful volume were written by well-known scholars who offer cross-disciplinary and synergistic insights into the varied articulations between the dead and those who survived them. From physically opening the tomb of their ancestors and carrying out ancestral heirlooms to periodic feasts, sacrifices, and other lavish ceremonies, heirs revisited death on a regular basis. The activities attributable to the dead, moreover, range from passively defining territorial boundaries to more active exploits, such as ÒdancingÓ at weddings and ÒwitnessingÓ royal accessions. The dead wereÑand continued to beÑa vital part of everyday life in Mesoamerican cultures. This book results from a symposium organized by the editors for an annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The contributors employ historical sources, comparative art history, anthropology, and sociology, as well as archaeology and anthropology, to uncover surprising commonalities across cultures, including the manner in which the dead were politicized, the perceptions of reciprocity between the dead and the living, and the ways that the dead were used by the living to create, define, and renew social as well as family ties. In exploring larger issues of a Ògood deathÓ and the transition from death to ancestry, the contributors demonstrate that across Mesoamerica death was almost never accompanied by the extinction of a persona; it was more often the beginning of a social process than a conclusion.
Category: Social Science

The Spiritualist Movement Speaking With The Dead In America And Around The World 3 Volumes

Author : Christopher M. Moreman
ISBN : 9780313399480
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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At once controversial and intriguing, Spiritualism has spread from the United States to become a global movement. Bringing together perspectives from within the movement and without, this unique collection treats readers to insights about Spiritualism's history, belief, and practice. • Documents Spiritualism's history as it grew from a small 19th-century movement in upstate New York to a global presence • Takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes psychic research, as well as more traditional fields • Discusses human experiences that have been documented across cultures and throughout history • Explores the Spiritualist movement in nations as diverse as Italy, France, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of Death And Burial

Author : Sarah Tarlow
ISBN : 9780191650390
Genre : Social Science
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.
Category: Social Science

Digital Legacy And Interaction

Author : Cristiano Maciel
ISBN : 9783319016313
Genre : Computers
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The views of leading researchers on the emerging topic of post-mortem digital legacy and posthumous interaction are explored in this book which combines the technical, cultural and legal aspects associated with this new branch of HCI. The technical aspects of emerging technologies, both for the web and mobile platforms, are analysed and useful information is provided for system development, requirements engineering, and data management and storage. The authors address the cultural aspects of virtual identity, ethical problems, cross-culture differences regarding memories and death, bereavement, taboos and beliefs, and the visual/verbal representations of death. The legal aspects covered include regulation, property, privacy and conflicts between international and local jurisdictions. The coverage of Digital Legacy and Interaction: Post-Mortem Issues is relevant to the development of systems that consider the influence of death, bereavement and mortality on Human Computer Interaction. The interdisciplinary approach that guides this book is intended to foster enriching and innovative discussions amongst HCI scholars and professionals. Cristiano Maciel and Vinícius Carvalho Pereira are researchers at LAVI (Laboratory of Interactive Virtual Environments) and professors at UFMT (Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil).
Category: Computers

The Blossoming Of Christianity

Author : Fred Pride
ISBN : 1462850464
Genre : Religion
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I AM WRITING THIS BOOK BECAUSE GOD HAS ASSIGNED ME TO BRING A GOOD-NEWS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. THE GOOD NEWS THAT GOD HAS SENT ME TO GIVE TO THE PEOPLE ARE IN REGARD TO HIS PERSON AND HIS GLORIOUS WORKS, IN REGARD TO HIS SON WHO HAS THE ACTUAL POWER TO CLEANSE ALL PEOPLE OF SIN, AND IN REGARD TO HIS KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND HOW THAT KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS TO BE MANIFESTED ONTO THE PLANET EARTH. HOWEVER, JUST AS IT HAS BEEN FOR ALL THE OTHER PROPHETS AND MEN OF GOD THAT GOD HAS SENT INTO TO THIS WORLD TO BRING A GOOD-NEWS MESSAGE, INCLUDING JESUS, I AM BEING PERSECUTED. I AM TORMENTED BY UNGODLY NIGHTMARES AND I AM BEING BELEAGUERED BY UNGODLY PEOPLE. IF I CANNOT GET THE HELP I NEED FROM YOU, THE TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, AND FROM THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE GOVERNMEN OF THE UNITED STATES, TO STOP THESE VICIOUS ATTACK ON ME, I PROBABLY WILL NOT BE AROUND TO SEE THIS BOOK ON THE MARKET. I AM NOT A WELL-EDUCATED MAN, JUST A HUMBLE SON OF A COTTON SHARECROPPER THAT GOD HAS CHOSEN TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO HIS PEOPLE. SO, IF IN READING THIS BOOK YOU FIND SOME TECHNICAL OR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY SHORTCOMING IN THOSE AREAS. MY HEALTH IS FAILING RAPIDLY AND I JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TIME OR ENEGY TO MAKE THIS BOOK PERFECT IN ALL RESPECT. IT IS MY CONVICTION THAT WHEN YOU, THE TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, HAVE READ THIS BOOK, YOU WILL SURELY RECOGNIZE THIS GOOD NEWS AS AN AUTHANTIC MESSAGE FROM OUR FATHER. BUT, A RECOGNITION OF THIS FACT IS NOT ENOUGH, WE MUST THEN JOIN FORCES WITH GOD AND TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS, AS THEY ARE LAID DOWN IN THIS BOOK, TO RID THE WORLD OF ALL EVIL AND ALL EVIL PEOPLE. HAVE NO FEAR, FOR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU. get your unofficial number to signify that you want your place in THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN go to: www.thegreatcensus.yolasite.com
Category: Religion

Social Bioarchaeology

Author : Sabrina C. Agarwal
ISBN : 144439052X
Genre : Social Science
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
Category: Social Science

Nostradamus

Author : Stéphane Gerson
ISBN : 9781250017567
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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We all know the name Nostradamus, but who was he really? Why did his predictions become so influential in Renaissance Europe and then keep resurfacing for nearly five centuries? And what does Nostradamus's endurance in the West say about us and our own world? In Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom, historian Stéphane Gerson takes readers on a journey back in time to explore the life and afterlife of Michel de Nostredame, the astrologer whose Prophecies have been interpreted, adopted by successive media, and eventually transformed into the Gospel of Doom for the modern age. Whenever we seem to enter a new era, whenever the premises of our worldview are questioned or imperiled, Nostradamus offers certainty and solace. In 1666, guests at posh English dinner parties discussed his quatrain about the Great Fire of London. In 1942, the Jewish writer Irène Némirovsky latched her hopes for survival to Nostradamus' prediction that the war would soon end. And on September 12, 2001, teenagers proclaimed on the streets of Brooklyn that "this guy, Nostradamus" had seen the 9/11 attacks coming. Through prodigious research in European and American archives, Gerson shows that Nostradamus — a creature of the modern West rather than a vestige from some antediluvian era — tells us more about our past and our present than about our future. In chronicling the life of this mystifying figure and the lasting fascination with his predictions, Gerson's book becomes a historical biography of a belief: the faith that we can know tomorrow and master our anxieties through the powers of an extraordinary but ever more elusive seer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Use Of Self In Therapy

Author : Michele Baldwin
ISBN : 9781135123857
Genre : Psychology
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One of the most powerful factors in therapy is that it involves the intensive relationship between two (or more) human beings. The issues of transparency and self-disclosure therefore become important concerns for therapists; how can they use themselves effectively in their work without transgressing on professional regulations? These issues and concerns are addressed in this new edition of The Use of Self in Therapy by experienced therapists, who share their own wisdom, research, and experiences in valuable ways. Disregarding methodology or approach, the authors demonstrate how to train and develop the self and person of the therapist as a powerful adjunct to successful therapy. They enable practitioners to become more effective in helping their clients to realize and regain their own powers of healing and healthy recovery. This 3rd edition also examines the impact of increasing professional regulation, as well as the impact of the internet and social media on the conduct of therapy. Also new to this edition are discussions of how therapists can use themselves in cultures that are less individually-oriented. This book is a valuable addition to any therapist’s library and therapy supervisor’s teaching arsenal.
Category: Psychology