African Beliefs and Traditions

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  • Most African people regard death with great reverence and awe. Researchers and practitioners in death care have observed that in the study of crosscultural differences, considerations of culture/subculture, spirituality/religion, ...

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    • Abortion
    • After-Death Communication
    • Death, Anthropological Perspectives
    • Dance of Death (Danse Macabre)
    • Adolescence and Death
    • Body Disposition
    • Caskets and the Casket Industry
    • Coroner
    • African Beliefs and Traditions
    • Angel Makers
    • Ancestor Veneration, Japanese
    • Appropriate Death
    • Day of the Dead
    • Altruistic Suicide
    • Ariès's Social History of Death
    • Banshee
    • Curses and Hexes
    • Bioethics, History of
    • Assassination
    • Funeral Conveyances
    • Art of Dying, The (Ars Moriendi)
    • Angels
    • Atrocities
    • American Indian Beliefs and Traditions
    • Coroner's Jury
    • Clothing and Fashion, Death-Related
    • Body Farms
    • Adulthood and Death
    • Death-Related Music
    • Death, Clinical Perspectives
    • Ambiguous Loss and Unresolved Grief
    • Accidental Death
    • Acute and Chronic Diseases
    • Anniversary Reaction Phenomenon
    • Death, Humanistic Perspectives
    • Depictions of Death in Art Form
    • Aging, the Elderly, and Death
    • Burial, Paleolithic
    • Commodification of Death
    • Death Certificate
    • Ancient Egyptian Beliefs and Traditions
    • Epidemics and Plagues
    • Animism
    • Awareness of Death in Open and Closed Contexts
    • Funeral Music
    • Assisted Suicide
    • Cloning
    • Death Superstitions
    • Frankenstein
    • Commodification of Death
    • Death Squads
    • Funerals
    • Brain Death
    • Apocalypse
    • Famine
    • Australian Aboriginal Beliefs and Traditions
    • Death-Related Crime
    • Cosmetic Restoration
    • Burial at Sea
    • Appropriate Death
    • Depictions of Death in Sculpture and Architecture
    • Death, Philosophical Perspectives
    • Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning
    • Alcohol Use and Death
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Chronic Sorrow
    • Death, Psychological Perspectives
    • Depictions of Death in Television and the Movies
    • Childhood, Children, and Death
    • Burial Insurance
    • Cyberfunerals
    • Economic Evaluation of Life
    • Chinese Death Taboos
    • Genocide
    • Armageddon
    • Caregiver Stress
    • Funerals, Military
    • Domestic Violence
    • Cremation Movements
    • Ghost Photography
    • Ghosts
    • Death, Philosophical Perspectives
    • Euthanasia
    • Funerals, State
    • Caregiving
    • Atheism and Death
    • Holocaust
    • Death Care Industry
    • Equivocal Death
    • Death Care Industry, Economics of
    • Burial Laws
    • Databases
    • Elegy
    • Death, Sociological Perspectives
    • Communal Bereavement
    • Anorexia and Bulimia
    • Autoerotic Asphyxia
    • Communicating with the Dead
    • Defining and Conceptualizing Death
    • Literary Depictions of Death
    • Demographic Transition Model
    • Buried Alive
    • Death Mask
    • Estate Planning
    • Egyptian Perceptions of Death in Antiquity
    • Massacres
    • Baptism for the Dead
    • Deathbed Scene
    • Ghost Month
    • Familicide
    • Death Awareness Movement
    • Halloween
    • Mythology
    • Death Education
    • Homicide
    • Halloween
    • Discretionary Death
    • Buddhist Beliefs and Traditions
    • Megadeath and Nuclear Annihilation
    • Funerals and Funeralization in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    • Estate Tax
    • Death Notification Process
    • Cannibalism
    • Economic Evaluation of Life
    • Loved One, The
    • Eschatology
    • Condolences
    • Cancer and Oncology
    • Capital Punishment
    • Coping with the Loss of Loved Ones
    • Forensic Anthropology
    • Museums of Death
    • Economic Impact of Death on the Family
    • Cemeteries
    • Embalming
    • Fatwa
    • Kamikaze Pilots
    • School Shootings
    • Christian Beliefs and Traditions
    • End-of-Life Decision Making
    • Holidays of the Dead
    • Honor Killings
    • Death in the Future
    • Witches
    • Zombies, Revenants, Vampires, and Reanimated Corpses
    • Death Superstitions
    • Infanticide
    • Immortality
    • Halo Nurses Program
    • Clergy
    • Terrorism, Domestic
    • Mesoamerican Pre-Columbian Beliefs and Traditions
    • Forensic Anthropology
    • Epitaphs
    • Cemeteries, Ancient (Necropolises)
    • Gender and Death
    • Photography of the Dead
    • Forensic Science
    • Death Anxiety
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Causes of Death, Contemporary
    • Death Education
    • Medicalization of Death and Dying
    • Popular Culture and Images of Death
    • Infant Mortality
    • Cemeteries, Pet
    • Eulogy
    • Forensic Science
    • Social Functions of Death, Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    • Terrorism, International
    • Confucian Beliefs and Traditions
    • Hospice, Contemporary
    • Living a Legacy
    • Lynching and Vigilante Justice
    • Defining and Conceptualizing Death
    • Demographic Transition Model
    • Manslaughter
    • Memorial Day
    • Hospice, History of
    • Daoist Beliefs and Traditions
    • War Deaths
    • Suicide, Cross-Cultural Perspectives
    • Hate Crimes and Death Threats
    • Funeral Director
    • Cemeteries, Unmarked Graves and Potter's Field
    • Life Cycle and Death
    • Pornography, Portrayals of Death in
    • Thanatology
    • Denial of Death
    • Causes of Death, Historical Perspectives
    • Cult Deaths
    • Disenfranchised Grief
    • Taxidermy
    • Life Expectancy
    • Cemeteries, Virtual
    • Funeral Home
    • Inheritance
    • Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, The
    • Deities of Life and Death
    • Informed Consent
    • Mortuary Rites
    • Mass Suicide
    • Deviance, Dying as
    • Disengagement Theory
    • Neonaticide
    • Mythology
    • Isolation
    • Devil
    • Totemism
    • Last Will and Testament
    • Funeral Industry
    • Cemeteries and Columbaria, Military and Battlefield
    • Malthusian Theory of Population Growth
    • Video Games
    • Elegy
    • Databases
    • Death, Line of Duty
    • Friends, Impact of Death of
    • Wax Museums
    • Middle Age and Death
    • Columbarium
    • Funeral Industry, Unethical Practices
    • Legalities of Death
    • Eschatology
    • KÜBler-Ross's Stages of Dying
    • Postself
    • Psychache
    • Economic Evaluation of Life
    • Economic Impact of Death on the Family
    • Serial Murder
    • Sin Eating
    • Life Review
    • Eschatology in Major Religious Traditions
    • Life Insurance
    • Mortuary Science Education
    • Cremation
    • Mortality Rates, Global
    • Gold Star Mothers
    • Disasters, Man-Made
    • Disasters, Natural
    • Grief, Bereavement, and Mourning in Cross-Cultural Perspective
    • Mortality Rates, U.S.
    • Cryonics
    • Obituaries, Death Notices, and Necrology
    • Life Insurance Fraud
    • Funerals and Funeralization in Major Religious Traditions
    • Life Support Systems and Life-Extending Technologies
    • Symbolic Immortality
    • Sex and Death
    • Freudian Theory
    • Good Death
    • Sexual Homicide
    • Symbols of Death and Memento Mori
    • Make-A-Wish Foundation
    • Ghost Dance
    • Living Wills and Advance Directives
    • Pre-Need Arrangements
    • Decomposition
    • Race and Death
    • Grief, Bereavement, and Mourning in Historical Perspective
    • Drug Use and Abuse
    • Dueling
    • Grief, Types of
    • Sex and Death
    • Exhumation
    • Medical Examiner
    • Heaven
    • Medicalization of Death and Dying
    • Wakes and Visitation
    • Suicide
    • Language of Death
    • Life Expectancy
    • Suicide Survivors
    • Near-Death Experiences
    • Hell
    • Posthumous Reproduction
    • Funeral Pyre
    • Social Class and Death
    • Grief and Bereavement Counseling
    • Food Poisoning and Contamination
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Grief and Dementia
    • Grave Robbing
    • Psychological Autopsy
    • Hindu Beliefs and Traditions
    • Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
    • Malthusian Theory of Population Growth
    • Personifications of Death
    • Palliative Care
    • Jewish Beliefs and Traditions
    • Viatical Settlements
    • Green Burials
    • Humor and Fear of Death
    • Karoshi
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Instrumental Grieving: Gender Differences
    • Mummies of Ancient Egypt
    • Wrongful Death
    • Jihad
    • Pediatric Palliative Care
    • Right-to-Die Movement
    • Stephenson's Historical Ages of Death in the United States
    • Persistent Vegetative State
    • Last Judgment, The
    • Mummification, Contemporary
    • Lamentations
    • Medical Mistakes
    • Military Executions
    • Memorials
    • Necrophilia
    • Martyrs and Martyrdom
    • Quality of Life
    • Terror Management Theory
    • Thanatology
    • Resuscitation
    • Muslim Beliefs and Traditions
    • Neomort
    • Memorials, Quilts
    • Miscarriage and Stillbirth
    • Neonatal Deaths
    • Memorials, Roadside
    • Putrefaction Research
    • Mythology
    • Terminal Care
    • Terminal Illness and Imminent Death
    • Necromancy
    • Second Burial
    • Memorials, War
    • Prison Deaths
    • Spontaneous Combustion
    • Missing in Action (MIA)
    • Tomb of the Unknowns
    • Reincarnation
    • Resurrection
    • Tombs and Mausoleums
    • Monuments
    • Subintentional Death
    • Sudden Death
    • Orphans
    • Tombstones
    • Shinto Beliefs and Traditions
    • Soul
    • Postself
    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    • Tobacco Use
    • Spontaneous Shrines
    • Spiritualist Movement
    • Spirituality
    • Suicide, Counseling and Prevention
    • War Deaths
    • Survivor Guilt
    • Transcending Death
    • Valhalla
    • Widows and Widowers
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