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Anthropology of the Death: The Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of the Dying, Death, Burial Rites and Rituals

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Project Period
1/2006 - 12/2008
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science
Anthropology of the Death, Comparative Sociocultural Analysis, Dying, Death, Burial Rite, Burial Ritual

The project belong to the subdiscipline of the anthropology of the death. Burial rites and rituals come under the social actual problems. Successfull resolution needs to be based on multidisciplinary permeation of relevant sciences: physical and socioculture antropology, archaelogy, ethnology, sociology etc. Presentation of the project is based on this plan view. Its results and data output lead up to anthropology, archaelogy, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, ethnology, theology, religion science, medicine, but also to politics, statesmanship and government administration. We would like to analyse and characterize the main trends of the problems in the historical sequences within its borders of all considerable communities of the world during the time horizont from prehistory to present time. We would like to refer to distinctions and habitudes of burial rites according to social status, age, sex, etnicity, religion and cultural affiliation. Project includes dicussion about concepts of behaviour patterns and respects of these habitudes in a global view of interfere and inosculation of different cultures and nationalities in the present world, particularly human relations between Euroamerican civilization and other civilizations and cultures.


Total number of publications: 13

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