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From Mystery to Spectacle:, Essays on Death in Serbia from the 19th-21st Century, Aleksandra Pavićević

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From Mystery to Spectacle:, Essays on Death in Serbia from the 19th-21st Century, Aleksandra Pavićević
Language
eng
Main title
From Mystery to Spectacle:
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Aleksandra Pavićević
Sub title
Essays on Death in Serbia from the 19th-21st Century
Summary
"This is book about death and dying, about attitudes that common people nowadays have towards their own death and death in general, about inexhaustible symbolic capital that makes event of death the most usable one in creating cultural and political strategies and rituals. Author travels from rural to urban spaces, from traditional to contemporary ritual forms and ideological frames, from private to public discourses, from everyday life to political spheres, from mystery to spectacle and vice versa. This book will not help reader to solve the mystery of death, but it may improve his/her understanding of some forms it takes in contemporary society.", --back cover
Table Of Contents
In or out of cultural and historical matrix? Researching death in Serbian ethnology during the second half of the 20th century -- Death and funeral in Serbia at the beginning of third millennia. Attitudes and rituals of common people -- Historical overview of the development of cremation in Serbia. From ecology to ideology -- Is death "ethnic" enough? Dying in emigration -- Two earthquakes. Ideological influences on media reporting of natural disasters -- "Dead man walking". Exhumation and reburial of famous deceased in Serbia -- Creating Heroes - death, religion and politics
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From Mystery to Spectacle, Essays on Death in Serbia from the 19th-21st Century, eng
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