Dealing with Death

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Oliver Nahm

A Search for Cross-Cultural and Time-Transcending Similarities

ISBN 978-3-643-90933-6
Band-Nr. 14
Jahr 2017
Seiten 216
Bindung broschiert
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„Any sentence that begins `All societies have‘
is either baseless or banal.“
In his book, Oliver Nahm
sets out to disprove this statement, made by the renowned
anthropologist Clifford Geertz. Analyzing the beliefs, myths
and legends of different religious groups surrounding death
and dying he shows that behind the façade of diversity
there lie the same needs which are in turn met by similar
solutions. With an interdisciplinary approach Nahm uncovers
important commonalities between diverse societies and
demonstrates that such findings need to be neither baseless
nor banal.

Oliver Nahm was born 1984 in Bonn, Germany.
After completing his Magister degree in history, he started
to work on this doctoral thesis in the area of cultural