Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Placing And Dis-Placing The Dead

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter argues that persistence in this sphere is linked to the connections between the dead and specific places which carry memories of them for their living relatives. This connection with place further explains why in some contexts there are struggles over where the dead should be buried. Christian practices have in some cases altered the spatial disposition of the dead also but in general have not altered the fundamental importance accorded to their emplacement within the landscape. The chapter looks at materials from the Duna area of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The agencies of the living and the dead are thus conjoined symbiotically though attachment to places and the meanings that inhere in these places. The chapter discusses a comparative exposition of Merina ideas as explained by Bloch and concludes with an example from Taiwan which underlines the general significance of 'placing the dead'.

Keywords: Duna area; Merina ideas; placing the dead; Taiwan



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Religion and Retributive Logic — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation