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Title:

„Prosím nepáliť sviečky, ešte žijeme“ – k problematike „zabývania sa“ v priestore cintorína

Subtitle:

Journal of Urban Ethnology 17 (2019) ; “Don’t light the candle, please, we are still alive” – preparing one’s own “residence” at a cemetery

Creator:

Jagerova, Margita

Publisher:

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Kraków

Date issued/created:

2019

Description:

ill. ; 24 cm

Subject and Keywords:

cemetery ; an “after-death dwelling” ; preparation of a grave ; tomb ; funeral rites

Abstract:

An analogous perception of the grave as a “residence” for the deceased belongs to the archaic sphere within the traditional spiritual culture of many communities, not only within Europe. Even today, such an attitude can be observed in the behavior, imagination and reflection of our contemporaries, especially those belonging to the oldest generation. In the context of these ideas, such persons tend to prepare their own burial place even though they are still alive. The paper is focused on the current forms of preparing one’s own “residence” at a cemetery, and the attitudes attendant on this phenomenon. Presented material is based on the long-term ethnological research of the problems in the rural environment of Slovakia. It presents its genesis, analyzes the strategies of preparing burial site (alternatively: a place for the insertion of a urn), defining the motives of such behavior, and the individual forms of “occupying” the place at the cemetery even though the person in question is still alive

Relation:

Journal of Urban Ethnology

Volume:

17

Start page:

279

End page:

291

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

1429-0618

Source:

IAiE PAN, call no. P 714 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 1505 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

sla

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences