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Unformatted text preview: to physical condition (age, health) but is still alive " Socially treated as dead o Death is not the only alternative to life ! “Undead”, “mate” o Death is a process, not an event ! No clear moment of death, it is a process – different stages that are culturally determined o Death is not the end ! Not “dead and gone” ! Kayapo in Brazil – when a member dies, they do not leave living world, the spirit comes back in the form of birds o Degrees of death ! Berawan in Borneo " Someone who is dead but not COMPLETELY dead o Good vs bad death ! Good death – recognize impending demise, settle all matters prior...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course ANTH 0538 taught by Professor Bermann during the Spring '11 term at Pittsburgh.
- Spring '11