Death, Property and the Ancestors: A Study of the Mortuary Customs of the Lodagaa of West Africa

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Psychology Press, 1962 - Social Science - 452 pages
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Deliberately considering relevant theories put forward by earlier writers and examining them in the light of the research for this particular book, the author spent over 100 days attending funeral ceremonies and he attended 25 burial services.
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Contents

The People and the Problem
3
n Approaches to the Study of Mortuary Institutions
13
The Day of Death
49
Mourning the Dead
86
The Second Day
122
The Burial of the Dead
129
Intergenerational Transmission
273
Property
284
Inheritance
304
Succession and Inheritance Among the LoDagaa
328
The Eschatology of the LoDagaa
361
xvin Diis Multibus
379
Conclusions
416
Bibliography
436
Widows and their Families Marris
441
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About the author (1962)

Jack Goody is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. Recently knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to anthropology, Professor Goody has researched and taught all over the world, is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 1980 was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and he was elected Commandeur des Arts et Lettres in 2006.

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