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Social Functions of Death, Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  • By: Michael R. Leming & George E. Dickenson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Death occurs in all societies, yet it evokes an incredible variety of responses. At the moment of death, survivors in some societies remain rather calm, others cry, and still others mutilate their ...

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