If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Hachette UK
If you think your family relationships are complicated, think again: you haven't seen anything like the ones in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie Stackhouse is dealing with a whole host of family problems, ranging from her own kin (a non-human fairy and a telepathic second cousin) demanding a place in her life, to her lover Eric's vampire sire, an ancient being, who arrives with Eric's 'brother' in tow at a most inopportune moment. And Sookie's tracking down a distant relation of her ailing neighbour (and ex), Vampire Bill Compton. In addition to the multitude of family issues complicating her life, the werewolf pack of Shreveport has asked Sookie for a special favour, and since Sookie is an obliging young woman, she agrees. But this favour for the wolves has dire results for Sookie, who is still recovering from the trauma of her abduction during the Fairy War.
In opposition to the prewar ideals that emphasize the continuity of the family line
and three-generational households, ... During the thirty-three— year ritual cycle,
the family dead gradually lose their individual characteristics and finally join the ...
Author: John W. Traphagan
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
A demographic and ethnographic exploration of how the aging Japanese society is affecting the family.
The family called a doctor, but he had no cure. On February 12 Isaac died, lying
on his side as though he were sleeping.1 The Jocelyn family immediately
mobilized and, as if they had long awaited this moment, began to fashion objects
Author: Erik R. Seeman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In late medieval Catholicism, mourners employed an array of practices to maintain connection with the deceased—most crucially, the belief in purgatory, a middle place between heaven and hell where souls could be helped by the actions of the living. In the early sixteenth century, the Reformation abolished purgatory, as its leaders did not want attention to the dead diminishing people's devotion to God. But while the Reformation was supposed to end communication between the living and dead, it turns out the result was in fact more complicated than historians have realized. In the three centuries after the Reformation, Protestants imagined continuing relationships with the dead, and the desire for these relations came to form an important—and since neglected—aspect of Protestant belief and practice. In Speaking with the Dead in Early America, historian Erik R. Seeman undertakes a 300-year history of Protestant communication with the dead. Seeman chronicles the story of Protestants' relationships with the deceased from Elizabethan England to puritan New England and then on through the American Enlightenment into the middle of the nineteenth century with the explosion of interest in Spiritualism. He brings together a wide range of sources to uncover the beliefs and practices of both ordinary people, especially women, and religious leaders. This prodigious research reveals how sermons, elegies, and epitaphs portrayed the dead as speaking or being spoken to, how ghost stories and Gothic fiction depicted a permeable boundary between this world and the next, and how parlor songs and funeral hymns encouraged singers to imagine communication with the dead. Speaking with the Dead in Early America thus boldly reinterprets Protestantism as a religion in which the dead played a central role.
and "ghosts." That is to say, the disinherited heir could neither pray to the
personal gods for protection at their shrines on family property nor have access to
the family property where he could continue to "serve" the family dead at their
Author: Brian B. Schmidt
Did the ancient Israelites perform rituals expressive of the belief in the supernaturalbeneficent power of the dead? Contrary to long held notions of primitive society and the euhemeristic origin of the divine, various factors indicate that the ancestor cult, that is, ancestor veneration or worship, was not observed in the Iron Age Levant. The Israelites did not adopt an ancient Canaanite ancestor cult that became the object of biblical scorn. Yet, a variety of mortuary rituals and cults were performed in Levantine society; mourning and funerary rites and longer-term rituals such as the care for the dead and commemoration. Rituals and monuments in or at burial sites, and especially the recitation of the deceased's name, recounted the dead's lived lives for familial survivors. They served broader social functions as well; e.g., to legitimate primogeniture and to reinforce a community's social collectivity. Another ritual complex from the domain of divination, namely necromancy, might have expressed the Israelite dead's beneficent powers. Yet, was this power to reveal knowledge that of the dead or was it a power conveyed through the dead, but that remained attributable to another supranatural being of non-human origin? Contemporary Assyrian necromancers utilized the ghost as a conduit through which divine knowledge was revealed to ascertain the future and so Judah's king Manasseh, a loyal Assyrian vassal, emulated these new Assyrian imperial forms of prognostication. As a de-legitimating rhetorical strategy, necromancy was then integrated into biblical traditions about the more distant past and attributed fictive Canaanite origins (Deut 18). In its final literary setting, necromancy was depicted as the Achille's heel of the nation's first royal dynasty, that of the Saulides (1 Sam 28), and more tellingly, its second, that of the Davidides (2 Kgs 21:6; 23:24).
Dead in sins" — not only chargeable with ten thousand thousand iniquities, but
dead in them — as thoroughly, that is to say, estranged from, and incapable of, all
righteousness, as a body dead and in the grave is incapable of all activity.
Author: rev Andrew Cameron
Nonetheless, when she died, she left behind instructions that she was to be
buried in Greenville, of course. Although Willie wouldn't have dreamed of being
laid to rest anywhere but the old cemetery, her family's attachment to the
Author: Gayden Metcalfe
Publisher: Hachette UK
A hilarious guide to the intricate rituals, customs, and etiquette surrounding death in the South-and a practical collection of recipes for the final send-off. As author Gayden Metcalfe asserts, people in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down south, they don't forget you when you've up and died-they may even like you better and visit you more often! But just as there is an appropriate way to live your life in the South, there is an equally essentially tasteful way of departing it-and the funeral is the final social event of your existence so it must be handled flawlessly. Metcalfe portrays this slice of American culture from the manners, customs, and the tomato aspic with mayonnaise that characterize the Delta way of death. Southerners love to swap tales, and Gayden Metcalfe, native of Greenville, MS, founder of the Greenville Arts Council and chairman of the St. James Episcopal Church Bazaar, is steeped in the stories and traditions of this rich region. She reminisces about the prominent family that drank too much and got the munchies the night before the big event-and left not a crumb for the funeral (Naturally some early rising, quick-witted ladies from the church saved the day, so the story demonstrates some solutions to potential entertaining disasters!). Then there was the lady who allocated money to have "Home on the Range" sung at the service, and the family that insisted on a portrait of their mother in her casket, only to refuse to pay for it on the grounds that "Mama looks so sad." Each chapter ends with an authentic southern recipe that will come in handy if you "plan to die tastefully", including Boiled Bourbon Custard; Aunt Hebe's Coconut Cake; Pickled Shrimp; Homemade Mayonnaise; and Homemade Rolls.
... from Scholastic, Canada; Scholastic Limited, UK; Prentice Hall, AUS) My
Brother Sam Is Dead tells the story of the Revolutionary War from the perspective
of Tim Meeker, an adolescent boy and the younger of two sons in a Loyalist
Author: Corinne Coombs
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
has been customary to celebrate the dead in this place, in beÀtting manner within
the means of the family. But since after the creation of Rivers State, such
celebration rose to a new level. It started with the stoppage of crying at one's
Author: Sonny Oko Braide
Publisher: Author House
Category: Social Science
Celebrating the Dead is intended not only to bring to the worlds attention the way the Kalabari people honor their dead, but also to unearth the origin of the Kalabari nation, which is lost to nearly all of the citizens old and young - who are ignorant of their origin. The foundation of this great people, like many other African tribes, is lacking in written form, and so, almost all sons and daughters of their community do not know their ancestral history. In Kalabari land, here and there in songs, expressions, and folk-tales, one hears of some strange names, whose identities are hidden away in very few written forms in university archives; or mere expressions from elderly people and names of living persons. Celebrating The Dead is intended to share this information with the new generation of the Kalabari people, many of whom will love to understand the true meaning of the names of their fore-fathers, and where they came from.
When Mrs. Roach's young daughter Sophy died in 1857, her kindness was
repaid as friends gathered around her. Sophy was buried in a family burial
ground carefully maintained by Mrs. Roach's mother-in-law.“ When possible,
Author: Douglas B. Chambers
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
"A collection of [twenty-one representative] literary and historical essays that will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Southern Quarterly . . . (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. . . . this essay collection features the best work published in the journal. Essays represent every decade of the journal's history. Topics range from historical essays . . . to literary essays . . . . Important regional subjects . . . are given special attention" --Publisher's note.
WHEN ANY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY IS LYING DEAD IN THE HOUSE . ; O
MERCIFUL GOD , the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ , who is the resurrection
and the life ; in whom whosoever believeth shall live though he die ; and
Author: Rev. Richard BINGHAM (the Younger.)
She had just witnessed a strong manifestation of the power within her, and she
had also lined up one more family member on her side as opposed to her father's
side. At least three siblings (two living, one dead) now stood against their father ...
Author: Jeffrey A. Trumbower
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Christianity is a religion of salvation in which believers have always anticipated post-mortem bliss for the faithful and non-salvation for others. Here, Trumbower examines how and why death came to be perceived as such a firm boundary of salvation. Analyzing exceptions to this principle from ancient Christianity, he finds that the principle itself was slow to develop and not universally accepted in the Christian movement's first four hundred years. In fact, only in the West was this principle definitively articulated, due in large part to the work and influence of Augustine.
In any case, the image before me in London's National Portrait Gallery is a
photograph of a family. ... Photographs of the dead would become a staple of the
time, placed on gravestone, mantlepiece, or in the family album—the deceased
Author: Gregorio Kohon
The Dead Mother brings together original essays in honour of André Green. Written by distinguished psychoanalysts, the collection develops the theme of his most famous paper of the same title, and describes the value of the dead mother to other areas of clinical interest: psychic reality, borderline phenomena, passions and identification. The concept of the 'dead mother' describes a clinical phenomenon, sometimes difficult to identify, but always present in a substantial number of patients. It describes a process by which the image of a living and loving mother is transformed into a distant figure; a toneless, practically inanimate, dead parent. In reality, the mother remains alive, but she has psychically 'died' for the child. This produces a depression in the child, who carries these feelings within him into adult life, as the experience of the loss of the mother's love is followed by the loss of meaning in life. Nothing makes sense any more for the child, but life seems to continue under the appearance of normality. The Dead Mother is a valuable contribution to literature on psychoanalytic and psychotheraputic approaches to grief, loss and depression.
The family lived in San Francisco and Palo Alto, where he played trumpet in
addition to guitar and Pen and Ink ... Hunter was adopted as the lyricist member
of the Grateful Dead in 1967 and remained in this role throughout the band's
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”
My father told me that, just after Edmund died, Myrrha asked him, “Who will there
be to love me now?” Several ... Nicolette, at the age of eight, found Myrrha dead
in her room and announced quite casually to the family that “Gargen” was dead.
Author: Andrew Malleson
Publisher: Dr. Andrew Malleson
Andrew Malleson practised psychiatry. Miles Malleson, was an actor and dramatist.
In this sense, the film claims major authorizations from the DNA results as well as
from Nathan's family and community. Perhaps, by extension, authorization from
other Maori may also be implied. Nathan and Oscar engage in epideictic rhetoric
Author: Mark Munsterhjelm
Publisher: UBC Press
Category: Social Science
Colonized since the 1600s, Taiwan is largely a nation of settlers, yet within its population of twenty-three million are 500,000 Aboriginal people. In their quest to learn about disease and evolution, genetic researchers have eagerly studied this group over the past thirty years but have often disregarded the rights of their subjects. Examining a troubling revival of racially configured genetic research and the questions of sovereignty it raises, Living Dead in the Pacific details a history of exploitation and resistance that represents a new area of conflict facing Aboriginal people both within Taiwan and around the world.
Processes, Practices, Pressures International Society on Family Law. World
Conference John Dewar, Stephen Parker. 27 Men and Women Behaving Badly:
Is Fault Dead in English Family Law? Andrew Bainham* INTRODUCTION The ...
Author: International Society on Family Law. World Conference
Publisher: Hart Publishing
This book contains an edited selection of the papers by contributors from around the world delivered at the 10th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law. The papers cover three broad themes: innovations in processes for resolving and determining family disputes; changing patterns in family and professional practices; and the political and other pressures operating on family law systems and law reform processes.
The team is able to tell the family that the outcome is certain and the next steps
are clear. Once a patient has been declared dead, a family should not be asked
whether they want to discontinue a ventilator, only the timing of stopping needs to
Author: Nicholas S. Abend, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
"Pediatric Neurocritical Care is by far the most comprehensive book I have read dealing with this topic... This text will provide an excellent reference for those interested in the pediatric intensive care cases or pediatrics in general. It is written very well and is chock-full of information that Practioners in a pediatric ICU setting would use." --Donna Jacobs, R. EEG T., CNIM, The Neurodiagnostic Journal Caring for children with neurocritical illness often requires multi-specialty collaboration and the understanding of an ever-expanding body of data. This book gives clinicians the up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant guidance they need to provide optimal care to children with these acute neurologic disorders. The chapters in Pediatric Neurocritical Care are authored by experts in each individual topic, and co-edited by a neurologist and intensivist to ensure that all topics have been fully addressed from both perspectives. The book covers the complete continuum of care from assessment, monitoring, and condition specific management through rehabilitation. Early chapters present differential diagnosis and management approaches to common overarching problems such as coma, headache, and elevated intracranial pressure, followed by chapters focusing on the evaluation and management of specific conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, seizures, central nervous system infections, and demyelinating disorders. The final chapters address important associated psychological, social, and ethical issues. To reflect the full spectrum of specialties involved in the burgeoning field of pediatric neurocritical care, the book brings together an international group of experts from multiple disciplines including critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychology, and pediatric subspecialties. Pediatric Neurocritical Care features: Every topic is addressed from a neurologic and critical care perspective. Comprehensive coverage includes the evaluation of common overarching problems and management of specific conditions, in addition to discussion of related psychological, ethical, and social issues. Chapters are written by internationally known experts from the fields of critical care medicine, anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, and many affiliated specialties.
Chapter 9 Conclusions: Family Photographs, Domestic and Public, and the
Contemporary Visual Economy This book has ... the media almost always use a
family snap to show them as they were, living; for the dead of killings elsewhere,
Author: Professor Gillian Rose
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Family photography, a ubiquitous domestic tradition in the developed world, is now more popular than ever thanks to the development of digital photography. Once uploaded to PCs and other gadgets, photographs may be stored, deleted, put in albums, sent to relatives and friends, retouched, or put on display. Moreover, in recent years family photographs are more frequently appearing in public media: on posters, in newspapers and on the Internet, particularly in the wake of disasters like 9/11, and in cases of missing children. Here, case study material drawn from the UK offers a deeper understanding of both domestic family photographs and their public display. Recent work in material culture studies, geography, and anthropology is used to approach photographs as objects embedded in social practices, which produce specific social positions, relations and effects. Also explored are the complex economies of gifting and exchange amongst families, and the rich geographies of domestic and public spaces into which family photography offers an insight.
... and a Practical Improvement of Each Section Philip Doddridge. They formerly
were dead in trespasses and fins ; III to act worthy of that bonour which thou
conferrest upon us , ' Secr . " when thou callest us thy body , thy flesh , and thy
Author: Philip Doddridge
A young woman, stops by every Monday morning, to read through the
handwritten messages written in pencil on the stenographer tablets . . . always
wanting to catch up on the family's latest communications from the other side. The
year, 1941 ...
Author: Carol A. Strogen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Once you research automatic writing, a means of spiritual communication, you realize that there is a long rich history. This little book provides a very comforting and beautiful expression of what we will all experience once our earthly life is finished. It is a comfort and mind expanding. The family that produced these writings felt very fortunate to know the truth about life beyond death. Read with an open mind and realize that these messages are a gift to those of us still on earth. Live in the knowledge that death brings higher spiritual learning, additional senses unknown in our physical world, and fulfilling work not rest.