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The Resource Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving, Bardwell L. Smith

Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving, Bardwell L. Smith

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Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving
Title
Narratives of sorrow and dignity
Title remainder
Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving
Statement of responsibility
Bardwell L. Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bardwell L. Smith offers a fresh perspective on mizuko kuyō, the Japanese ceremony performed to bring solace to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Showing how old and new forms of myth, symbol, doctrine, praxis, and organization combine and overlap in contemporary mizuko kūyō, Smith provides critical insight from many angles: the sociology of the family, the power of the medical profession, the economics of temples, the import of ancestral connections, the need for healing in both private and communal ways and, perhaps above all, the place of women in modern Japanese religion. At the heart of Smith's research is the issue of how human beings experience the death of a life that has been and remains precious to them. While universal, these losses are also personal and unique. The role of society in helping people to heal from these experiences varies widely and has changed enormously in recent decades. In examples of grieving for these kinds of losses one finds narratives not only of deep sorrow but of remarkable dignity."--Publisher's website
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1925-
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Smith, Bardwell L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ5030.F47
LC item number
S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford ritual studies
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  • Fetal propitiatory rites
  • Fetal propitiatory rites
  • Abortion
  • Buddhist women
  • Japan
  • Ritus
  • Fetus
  • Tod
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Religiosität
  • Buddhismus
  • Totgeburt
  • Trauerritual
  • Trauerarbeit
  • Japan
  • Abortion
  • Buddhist women
  • Fetal propitiatory rites
  • Fetal propitiatory rites
  • Japan
  • Rites et cérémonies funéraires
  • Avortement
  • Femmes bouddhistes
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Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving, Bardwell L. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-397) and index
Contents
Part 1: Approaching the Worlds of Mizuko. Mizuko Kuyo: Memorial Services for Child Loss in Japan ; Architectural, Iconographic, Doctrinal Features of Mizuko Kuyo ; Situating the Rites of Mourning: Two Temples and a Variety of Visitors ; The Phenomena of Mizuko Kuyo: Responses to Pregnancy Loss. -- Part 2: Deciphering the Worlds of Pregnancy Loss: Women, Men, and the Unborn. Japanese Woman as Housewife, Mother, and Worker: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1868-2010) ; Ancestors, Angry Spirits, and the Unborn: Caring for the Dead on the Path to Ancestorhood ; Mothers, Society, and Pregnancy Loss: Rethinking the Meaning of Nurture. -- Part 3: Relating Mizuko Rei to the Larger Worlds of Profound Loss ; The Revival of Death, the Rebirth of Grieving, and Ways of Mourning ; Rituals of Affliction; An Invitation to Sobriety. -- Appendices. Adashino Nenbutsuji, English language text of Mizuko kuyo service ; Yvonne Rand, Jizo: Protector of Travelers into and out of Life ; Sai-no-kawara text, tr. of Manabe Kosai. Jizo-bosatsu no kenkyu [Research on Jizo Bodhisattva]. Kyoto: Sanmitsudo shoten, 1960 ; Yasuo Sakakibara, Economic Development and Temple Economics in Japan
Control code
823380559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 410 p.
Isbn
9780199942138
Lccn
2012042673
Other control number
40022471607
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)823380559
Label
Narratives of sorrow and dignity : Japanese women, pregnancy loss, and modern rituals of grieving, Bardwell L. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-397) and index
Contents
Part 1: Approaching the Worlds of Mizuko. Mizuko Kuyo: Memorial Services for Child Loss in Japan ; Architectural, Iconographic, Doctrinal Features of Mizuko Kuyo ; Situating the Rites of Mourning: Two Temples and a Variety of Visitors ; The Phenomena of Mizuko Kuyo: Responses to Pregnancy Loss. -- Part 2: Deciphering the Worlds of Pregnancy Loss: Women, Men, and the Unborn. Japanese Woman as Housewife, Mother, and Worker: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1868-2010) ; Ancestors, Angry Spirits, and the Unborn: Caring for the Dead on the Path to Ancestorhood ; Mothers, Society, and Pregnancy Loss: Rethinking the Meaning of Nurture. -- Part 3: Relating Mizuko Rei to the Larger Worlds of Profound Loss ; The Revival of Death, the Rebirth of Grieving, and Ways of Mourning ; Rituals of Affliction; An Invitation to Sobriety. -- Appendices. Adashino Nenbutsuji, English language text of Mizuko kuyo service ; Yvonne Rand, Jizo: Protector of Travelers into and out of Life ; Sai-no-kawara text, tr. of Manabe Kosai. Jizo-bosatsu no kenkyu [Research on Jizo Bodhisattva]. Kyoto: Sanmitsudo shoten, 1960 ; Yasuo Sakakibara, Economic Development and Temple Economics in Japan
Control code
823380559
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 410 p.
Isbn
9780199942138
Lccn
2012042673
Other control number
40022471607
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)823380559

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