9781611862126-1611862124-Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death (The Animal Turn)

Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death (The Animal Turn)

ISBN-13: 9781611862126
ISBN-10: 1611862124
Edition: 1
Author: Margo de Mello
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781611862126
ISBN-10: 1611862124
Edition: 1
Author: Margo de Mello
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Margo de Mello wrote Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death (The Animal Turn) comprising 272 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1611862124 and 9781611862126. Since then Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death (The Animal Turn) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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We live more intimately with nonhuman animals than ever before in history. The change in the way we cohabitate with animals can be seen in the way we treat them when they die. There is an almost infinite variety of ways to help us cope with the loss of our nonhuman friends—from burial, cremation, and taxidermy; to wearing or displaying the remains (ashes, fur, or other parts) of our deceased animals in jewelry, tattoos, or other artwork; to counselors who specialize in helping people mourn pets; to classes for veterinarians; to tips to help the surviving animals who are grieving their animal friends; to pet psychics and memorial websites. But the reality is that these practices, and related beliefs about animal souls or animal afterlife, generally only extend, with very few exceptions, to certain kinds of animals—pets. Most animals, in most cultures, are not mourned, and the question of an animal afterlife is not contemplated at all. Mourning Animals investigates how we mourn animal deaths, which animals are grievable, and what the implications are for all animals.

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