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Picking Up the Dead

Picking Up the Dead: Managing the Remains of Corpses in a Changing Japan

A lecture by guest speaker: Anne Allison
Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

At a time when the population is aging, young people are marrying and birthing less, and residential patterns are downsizing to single households, more and more Japanese are both living and dying alone. In the face of shifts to sociality and lifestyle trends that favor “simplification,” new practices and ways of managing death are emerging rapidly in Japan. What does it mean to make preparations by oneself, for oneself, for the processing of one’s own corpse? And what becomes of grievability and the maintenance of dead remains when expedience dictates that interment take place in a high rise mansion, and ashes get pulverized to fine ash? As the matter of the corpse, and its remnants, transforms, (how) does this change the matter of death, and humanity itself?

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Wednesday, February 13 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center, Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Event Type

Lectures and Talks

Audience

General Public

Tags

humanities, Anthropology

Website

https://www.sas.rochester.edu/mlc/

Cost

Free

Group
Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
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