The Anthropology of Death. By: Hanna H., Matthew C., and Ka -lee S. How do different cultures view death and deal with the grieving process?. Stages of Grief. Denile Anger Barganing Depression Acceptance. Different Causes of Death. 1) natural 2) accidental 3) homicidal 4) suicidal
By: Hanna H., Matthew C., and Ka-lee S.
When a Japanese person dies…
Ancient Egyptian grieving process?
Australian Culture grieving process?
•“American practices in the present day represent the economical, psychological symbolic aspects of their lives. In terms of economic explanations, some people assert that American funeral practices denote the nature of capitalism and materialism. “(British Humanist Association website, 2003)
•“Death customs in the US represent the core beliefs of society; that life is sacred. Most American funerals are characterized by a comfortable and natural public display of the corpse on his last day of viewing. The reason for this is that society wants to portray an acceptance of the fact that bodies will decompose with time and that no one is trying to indicate that they have been repulsed with this. On the other hand, bodies are made simple enough in order to display the fact that they have not been manipulated as capitalist systems normally do.” (British Humanist Association website, 2003)
•"Whosoever is unclean by the dead shall be put outside the camp, that they defile not the camp in the midst of which the Lord dwells."
•”There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating.” - Alfred Hitchcock
•The sun, the dog, the flesh-eating bird these are the ways ancient to dispose of the dead Aryan -most holy and commanded by Ahura Mazda. O Man! Away with your pride and arrogance that refuse to follow the way of your Aryan ancestors - it is your science modern that strives to pollute and destroy, despite the earth's cries. Come, all Aryan fellow-men, let us vow The ancient way of Dakhma-Nashini pure and most effective, we shall adhere to As our Aryan forefathers did in Iran. - from the "Saga of the Aryan Race" by PorusHomiHavewala.
• Axelrod, Julie. “The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief." The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief. Ed. Julie Axelrod. Psych Central, 30 Oct. 2012. Web. 28 Oct. 2012.<http://www.articlesbase.com/writing-articles/death-and-burial-customs-a-cultural-comparison-1919769.html>
• Jackson, Wayne. "Death And Burial Customs: A Cultural Comparison." Death And Burial Customs: A Cultural Comparison. Ed. Wayne Jackson. N.p., 1997. Web. 29 Oct. 2012.<http://www.crystalinks.com/egyptafterlife.html>