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The Resource Bones of contention : animals and religion in contemporary Japan, Barbara R. Ambros

Bones of contention : animals and religion in contemporary Japan, Barbara R. Ambros

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Bones of contention : animals and religion in contemporary Japan
Title
Bones of contention
Title remainder
animals and religion in contemporary Japan
Statement of responsibility
Barbara R. Ambros
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to 8,000 businesses in the Japanese pet funeral industry, including more than 900 pet cemeteries. Of these about 120 are operated by Buddhist temples, and Buddhist mortuary rites for pets have become an institutionalized practice. In Bones of Contention, Barbara Ambros investigates what religious and intellectual traditions constructed animals as subjects of religious rituals and how pets have been included or excluded in the necral landscapes of contemporary Japan. Pet mortuary rites are emblems of the ongoing changes in contemporary Japanese religions. The increase in single and nuclear-family households, marriage delays for both males and females, the falling birthrate and graying of society, the occult boom of the 1980s, the pet boom of the 1990s, the anti-religious backlash in the wake of the 1995 Aum Shinrikyō incident--all of these and more have contributed to Japan's contested history of pet mortuary rites. Ambros uses this history to shed light on important questions such as: Who (or what) counts as a family member? What kinds of practices should the state recognize as religious and thus protect financially and legally? Is it frivolous or selfish to keep, pamper, or love an animal? Should humans and pets be buried together? How do people reconcile the deeply personal grief that follows the loss of a pet and how do they imagine the afterlife of pets? And ultimately, what is the status of animals in Japan? Bones of Contention is a book about how Japanese people feel and think about pets and other kinds of animals and, in turn, what pets and their people have to tell us about life and death in Japan today."--Publisher's website
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digitized
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ambros, Barbara
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Buddhist memorial rites and ceremonies
  • Pets
  • Pets
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Pets
  • Buddhist memorial rites and ceremonies
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Japan
  • Heimtiere
  • Tod
  • Zeremonie
  • Ritus
  • Buddhismus
  • Religiosität
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Trauerritual
  • Haustiere
Label
Bones of contention : animals and religion in contemporary Japan, Barbara R. Ambros
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Order, karma, and kinship : animals in Japanese history and culture -- Masking commodification and sacralizing consumption : the emergence of animal memorial rites -- Pets, death, and taxes : the legal boundaries of religion -- Embodying hybridity : the necrogeography of pet memorial spaces -- Vengeful spirits or loving spiritual companions? : changing views of pet spirits
Control code
ocn821735442
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021501178
  • 10.21313/9780824837204
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r9jm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821735442
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Bones of contention : animals and religion in contemporary Japan, Barbara R. Ambros
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Order, karma, and kinship : animals in Japanese history and culture -- Masking commodification and sacralizing consumption : the emergence of animal memorial rites -- Pets, death, and taxes : the legal boundaries of religion -- Embodying hybridity : the necrogeography of pet memorial spaces -- Vengeful spirits or loving spiritual companions? : changing views of pet spirits
Control code
ocn821735442
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40021501178
  • 10.21313/9780824837204
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r9jm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)821735442
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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