Ancestors

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William H. Newell
Walter de Gruyter, 1976 - Ancestor worship - 403 pages
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Contents

Good and Bad Ancestors
17
Who Are the Ancestors in Japan? A 1963 Census of Memorial
33
A Structural Analysis of Japanese Ancestral Rites and Beliefs
61
Optional Cult Group Affiliation Among the Puyuma and
91
A Note on Ancestor Worship in Cognatic Societies
105
le and Its Religious Faith
119
by Choshu Takeda
129
Ancestors and Nobility in Ancient Japan
163
A Comparison of Jews and Japanese
241
Characteristic Features of Ewe Ancestor Worship
263
Ancestorcide Are African Ancestors Dead?
283
The Complementarity
297
Prophylactic Medicine and Kin Units Among Yao Ancestor
309
A Further Discussion
329
Ancestors Proper and Peripheral
365
Domestic Worship in a LandPoor
373

Dozoku and Ancestor Worship in Japan
177
Ancestral Influence in a Japanese
205
Ancestral Influence on the Suffering of Descendents in a Japanese
219
Biographical Notes
387
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William H. Newell is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Miami University (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) where he has been directing the two-semester 10-credit senior project workshop since 1995. He has edited two books, including the foundational Interdisciplinarity Essays from the Literature, and two special issues of journals. He has published over 30 articles and chapters on interdisciplinary studies, with seminal contributions to the theory and practice of interdisciplinarity recognized in his receipt of the Kenneth E. Boulding Award. Newell has served as consultant or external evaluator on interdisciplinary higher education over 100 times. The founding president of the Association for Integrative Studies in 1979, he has served since 1983 first as its Secretary-Treasurer and then as Executive Director.

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