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Death Is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)

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This award-winning social history of death and funeral rites during the early decades of Brazil's independence from Portugal focuses on the Cemiterada movement in Salvador, capital of the province of Bahia. The book opens with a lively account of the popular riot that ensued when, in 1836, the government condemned the traditional burial of bodies inside Catholic church buildings and granted a private company a monopoly over burials.

This episode is used by Reis to examine the customs of death and burial in Bahian society, explore the economic and religious conflicts behind the move for funerary reforms and the maintenance of traditional rituals of dying, and understand how people dealt with new concerns sparked by modernization and science. Viewing culture within its social context, he illuminates the commonalities and differences that shaped death and its rituals for rich and poor, men and women, slaves and masters, adults and children, foreigners and Brazilians.

This translation makes the book, originally published in Brazil in 1993, available in English for the first time.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-371) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807854457
Translator:
Gledhill, H. Sabrina
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Translator:
Gledhill, H. Sabrina
Author:
Reis, Jooao Jose
Author:
Reis, Jo?o Jos?
Author:
Reis, Joao Jose
Author:
Gledhill, H. Sabrina
Author:
Reis, Joo Jos
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Insurgency
Subject:
Cemeteries
Subject:
Salvador
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; Catholic church burials; Cemiterada movement; death rituals; religious burial; funerary culture; Baroque Catholicism
Subject:
Funeral rites and ceremonies - Brazil -
Subject:
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Subject:
Catholic church burials
Subject:
Cemiterada movement
Subject:
death rituals
Subject:
religious burial
Subject:
funerary culture
Subject:
Baroque Catholicism
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Series:
Latin America in Translation/en Traduccion/em Traducao - The Brasiliana Collection
Series Volume:
EPA-600/7-76-020
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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