Bereavement: an incomplete rite of passage.

@article{Hunter2007BereavementAI,
  title={Bereavement: an incomplete rite of passage.},
  author={Jennifer L Hunter},
  journal={Omega},
  year={2007},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={153-73}
}
A bereavement ritual observed during anthropological fieldwork in Peru gives basis to this article which asserts that bereavement has become an incomplete rite of passage. The article reviews the role of ritual and rites of passage, examines other anthropologic examples of death and bereavement rituals, and identifies the lack of post-funeral ritual for many bereaved individuals in the United States. While funerary rituals which end with the funeral and burial of the dead are helpful in… CONTINUE READING

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