Long Live the Dead!: Changing Funeral Celebrations in Asante, Ghana Marleen de Witte

ISBN: 9789052600031

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213 pages


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Long Live the Dead!: Changing Funeral Celebrations in Asante, Ghana  by  Marleen de Witte

Long Live the Dead!: Changing Funeral Celebrations in Asante, Ghana by Marleen de Witte
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One could expect traditional rituals, centered around the extended family and belief about death and ancestorship, to limit the importance of modern funerals in Asante, Ghana. However, the opposite scenario is taking place. In Asante, technologicalMoreOne could expect traditional rituals, centered around the extended family and belief about death and ancestorship, to limit the importance of modern funerals in Asante, Ghana.

However, the opposite scenario is taking place. In Asante, technological innovations like mortuaries, mass media, and electronic apparatus have given the funeral new dimensions. This illustrated book describes how the Asante shape and give meaning to burying its dead through creative interaction. The large amount of time, effort, and money that people spend on funerals not only reflect transformations in society, they also offer the Asante people opportunities to work out changing social patterns, differences between cities and villages, lifestyles and cultural preferences.Marleen de Witte is an anthropologist currently working at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam.



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