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Horizontes Antropológicos

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Abstract

MOTTA, Antonio. Mortuary styles and modes of sociability in nineteenth-century Brazilian cemeteries. Horiz.antropol. [online]. 2010, vol.5Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-7183.

The analytical focus of this work is the social treatment meted out to the dead and burial forms in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. How might one read and understand the attitudes and social meanings of a given time from its system of funerary objects, funerary practices and styles? When subjected to the reading, embodied in tombs, the devices and burial styles translate not only accommodations and balances, but also tensions and significant changes in the relationships that the living establish with their dead.

Keywords : mortuary styles; mortuary scenography; funeral architecture; mortuary scenography; forms of sociability in cemeteries.

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