Re: Socio-cultural conditioning of grief expression (ancient

Karen Szala-Meneok (a7526003@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Fri, 24 Jun 1994 22:16:23 -0400

Dear Alexandre,

May I suggest Renato Rosaldo's discussion of grief in Ilongot society in
CULTURE AND TRUTH? Rosaldo doesn't talk about an ancient society but it
is a provocative discussion. Material on Plains Indians of North
America does recount discussion of mourning practices.... cutting off a
finger when a family member dies.... I believe Robert Lowie's THE CROW
INDIANS has a detailed account of such grieving practices among one group.
Best wishes,
Karen Szala-Meneok
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario Canada