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The Burial Rituals of the Khakass People

Main Factors of Evolution

Larisa Anzhiganova and Margarita Archimacheva

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

, burial, and postfuneral period; in other words, as a complex of funerary rituals. 1 The preservation and development of ethnic culture in the conditions of globalization is acutely topical for the Khakass people, an indigenous ethnic group, traditionally

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

, while spiritual health is only possible in the Ummah . Another example of the discursive transfer from the political to the religious sphere can be found in a radical change in funerary rituals ( DUM RF 2020 ). Many Sharia norms classified as fard

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The Reshaping of Cairo's City of the Dead

Rural Identity versus Urban Arena in Cairene Cultural Narrative and Public Discourse

Anna Tozzi Di Marco

Cairo's City of the Dead embodies the social and cultural stratification that has occurred over the course of Egyptian history. Nowadays, its syncretic culture is a mixture of urban and rural aspects - a 'rurban' culture. In an effort to escape from the poverty of their hamlets, rural migrants started to move to the capital during the last decades of Ottoman rule, ending up in the fringe zones of the city. During the second wave of migration in the twentieth century, the poorest segments illicitly occupied abandoned or rarely visited funeral courtyards. The article explores how this district has been restructured by the occupation. It analyses the meaning of the physical and cultural transformations of funerary spaces, as well as the migrants' role in the formation of the locality.

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Frank Battaglia

Traditions Funerary rituals in which the deceased was accompanied with metal grave goods have been understood to characterize the early Anglo-Saxon period, but the time span over which that was true has now narrowed. According to Christopher Scull, “[t

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Spiritually Enmeshed, Socially Enmeshed

Shamanism and Belonging in Ulaanbaatar

Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko

should be buried to connect with the earth as much as possible, while the Buddhist lama encouraged them to place more things on his body during the funerary ritual, such as rocks. The family requested Buddhist lamas to carry out the funeral, as it is not

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The Ritual Labor of Reconciliation

An Autoethnography of a Return of Human Remains

Lotten Gustafsson Reinius

guests Media Closure of ceremony (restricted backstage) Remains (in sealed crate) Delegation Conservators (senior) VIP guests The paradoxical copresence of symbols for closure and continuity are also characteristic of funerary rituals throughout the world