Celebrating Life Customs around the World [3 volumes]

From Baby Showers to Funerals

WILLIAMS, Victoria Taal: Engels

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This book documents hundreds of customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide.

From the beginning of our lives to the end, all of humanity celebrates life's milestones through traditions and unique customs. In the United States, we have specific events like baby showers, rites of passage such as Bat and Bar Mitzvahs and "sweet 16" birthday parties, and sober end-of-life traditions like obituaries and funeral services that honor those who have died. But what kinds of customs and traditions are practiced in other countries? How do people in other cultures welcome babies, prepare to enter into adulthood, and commemorate the end of the lives of loved ones?

This three-volume encyclopedia covers more than 300 birth, life, and death customs, with the books' content organized chronologically by life stage. Volume 1 focuses on birth and childhood customs, Volume 2 documents adolescent and early-adulthood customs, and Volume 3 looks at aging and death customs. The entries in the first volume examine pre-birth traditions, such as baby showers and other gift-giving events, and post-birth customs, such as naming ceremonies, child-rearing practices, and traditions performed to ward off evil or promote good health. The second volume contains information about rites of passage as children become adults, including indigenous initiations, marriage customs, and religious ceremonies. The final volume concludes with coverage on customs associated with aging and death, such as retirement celebrations, elaborate funeral processions, and the creation of fantasy coffins. The set features beautiful color inserts that illustrate examples of celebrations and ceremonies and includes an appendix of excerpts from primary documents that include legislation on government-accepted names, wedding vows, and maternity/paternity leave regulations.


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  • Examines cultural events in the general categories of birth and childhood events, teen and early adulthood milestones, and aging and death customs
  • Offers primary and cultural document excerpts that are useful for the purposes of meeting Common Core standards
  • Includes color inserts that help bring the text to life
  • Features sidebars that present fun facts, interesting anecdotes, and recipes that are often used to celebrate various life-cycle customs in different countries
  • Provides information ideal for students studying geography, global studies, anthropology, and world cultures
  • ISBN
    9781440836589
    Vorm
    Gebonden
    Uitgever
    Greenwood Press
    Verschenen
    21-11-2016
    Taal
    Engels
    Pagina's
    0
    Genre
    Literaire fictie
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