Do certain rituals adapt to psychology or does psychology adapt to rites? Post mortem photography: the last “picture of life” in “death”

Do certain rituals adapt to psychology or does psychology adapt to rites? Post mortem photography: the last “picture of life” in “death”

Authors

  • Silvia Iorio Department of Molecular Medicine, Unit of History of Medicine,Sapienza University of Rome
  • Valentina Gazzaniga
  • Rosagemma Ciliberti
  • Marta Licata

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Abstract

In death and mourning, why should we think that rites adapt to psychology and not vice-versa? Or believe that psychological workings grow into a rite or ritual? When analysing practices related to rites of passage, death emerges as a rupture – or breakage – of social status. 

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Published

07-10-2020

How to Cite

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Iorio S, Gazzaniga V, Ciliberti R, Licata M. Do certain rituals adapt to psychology or does psychology adapt to rites? Post mortem photography: the last “picture of life” in “death”. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];92(1):Epub ahead of print. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/9114