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Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction: Mirrors of Passing
Sophie Seebach and Rane Willerslev

PART I: DEATH'S TIME

Chapter 1. The Time of the Dead: Anthropology, Literature, and the Virtual Past
Stuart McLean

Chapter 2. Orpheus in Love, Death, and Time
Marina Prusac-Lindhagen

Chapter 3. Death before Time: Mythical Time in Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Religion
Rune Nyord

Chapter 4. When Bad Places Turn Worse: The Necropolitics of Death Sites in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Per Detlef Frederiksen

Chapter 5. Narratives of Ebola: Temporal and Material Changes of Social Riverscapes
Theresa Amman

PART II: MATERIALITIES OF DEATH

Chapter 6. "Saving the Dead": Fighting for Life in the Siberian North
Rane Willerslev and Jeanette Lykkegård

Chapter 7. Death, Rebirth, Objects, and Time in North American Traditional Inuit Societies: an Overview
Matthew J. Walsh and Sean O’Neill

Chapter 8. Transforming and Creating Multiple Worlds: Strange Attractors in the Mongolian landscape
Malthe Lehrmann

Chapter 9. The Dead among the Living: Materiality and Time in Rethinking Death and Otherness in Lowland South America
Clarissa Martins Lima and Felipe Vander Velden

PART III: LIFE AFTER DEATH

Chapter 10. Making Presence: Time Work and Narratives in Bereaved Parents' Online Grief Work
Dorthe Refslund Christensen and Kjetil Sandvik

Chapter 11. The Multiple Identities of Aslak Hætta and Mons Somby: The Case of the Sámi Skulls
Susan Matland

Chapter 12. Media, Ritual, and Immortality: The Case of a Masculine Hero
Johanna Sumiala

Chapter 13. The Temporality and Materiality of Life and Death in a Sepik Village
Christiane Falck

PART IV: EXHIBITING DEATH, MATERIALITY, AND TIME

Chapter 14. The Wonderful Exhibition That Almost Was
Alexandra Schuessler

Index

Mirrors of Passing

Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time

Edited by Sophie Seebach and Rane Willerslev

326 pages, 102 color illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-908-0 Hb Published (August 2018)

eISBN 978-1-78533-895-3 eBook