Taylor, Lawrence J.. Bás inEirinn: cultural constructions of death in Ireland

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Bás inEirinn: cultural constructions of death in Ireland

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropology quarterly -- Vol. 62, no. 4

Published By: Original publisher Anthropology quarterly -- Vol. 62, no. 4 Washington: Catholic Univ. of America Press. 1989. 175-187 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Lawrence J. Taylor

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Rural Irish (ER06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); Community structure (621); Revolution (669); Life and death (761); Dying (763); Burial practices and funerals (764); Special burial practices and funerals (766); Religious denominations (795); Missions (797);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article focuses on the different meanings of death held by the Irish Catholic Church and the local community. According to the author, death provides an opportunity for the church to enter into, and assert its power over, the local community. The more communal wake followed by a highly sociable gathering in the local pub is compared to the more official funeral that follows, presided over by a priest. The wake has ancient roots and expresses the unity and culture of the local community, whereas church rites recontextualize the event to capture the emotions around death as a way to affirm church doctrine.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 27

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. er06-027

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-187)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1973, 1987-1987

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1986-1987

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ireland--Rural conditions


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