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Continuing bonds after bereavement : A cross-cultural perspective


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Valentine, C. A., 2009. Continuing bonds after bereavement : A cross-cultural perspective. Bereavement Care, 28 (2), pp. 6-11.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02682620902995972

    Abstract

    The ways in which eastern and western cultures grieve for their dead are often contrasted. Eastern cultures are seen to place greater value on traditional ritual and ceremony that, it is argued, serve to create a lasting, and comforting, bond with the deceased. By contrast, western societies are seen to be much more materialist and individualistic. This article takes a cross-cultural look at responses to death and loss in the UK and Japan, both post-industrial societies but with very different cultural heritages. Based on interviews with bereaved people in both countries, it finds some surprising similarities, as well as differences, between and within each culture, challenging notions of a typically British or Japanese way of grieving.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsValentine, C. A.
    DOI10.1080/02682620902995972
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Research CentresCentre for Death and Society
    Publisher StatementValentine_BereavementCare_2009_28_2_6.pdf: This is an electronic version of an article published in Valentine, C. A., 2009. Continuing bonds after bereavement: a cross-cultural perspective. Bereavement Care, 28 (2), pp. 6-11. Bereavement Care is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02682620902995972; Valentine_BereavementCare_2009_28_2_6.doc: This is an electronic version of an article published in Valentine, C. A., 2009. Continuing bonds after bereavement: a cross-cultural perspective. Bereavement Care, 28 (2), pp. 6-11. Bereavement Care is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02682620902995972
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code25150

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