The Ritual of Death in Acèh: An Ethnographic Study in Blangporoh Village, West Labuhan Haji, South Acèh, Indonesia

Abdul Manan, 2021067201 (2016) The Ritual of Death in Acèh: An Ethnographic Study in Blangporoh Village, West Labuhan Haji, South Acèh, Indonesia. In: "Parts and Wholes". "LIT VERLAG GmbH & Co. KG Wien", -, pp. 354-376. ISBN 978-3-643-90789-9

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This article is dedicated to my PhD Supervisor, Prof. Dr. J. D. M. Platenkamp, since his interests lie in on rituals, exchange and personhood. “Ritual pertains to the very relationships that structure society both in its social morphology and in its overall order” (Barraud and Platenkamp, 1990: 121). Living in this world is only temporary for human beings. Both happiness and sadness are always present in life. In Acèh province, when a person dies, men and women bathe and enshroud the body. It is then prayed for and chanted to before being buried; the dead person’s debts must also be settled. All this work, alongside near-continuous hosting, cooking, and cleaning, is morally incumbent, emotionally draining, and physically exhausting. But all this work has a moral purpose and is considered to be the best thing for the bereaved family. This article1 describes the different phases of the death rituals in Blangporoh village reflecting both Islamic and Aneuk Jamee adat rules and ideas. It is concerned with the ritual treatment of the deceased, the actual burial ceremony, and the rituals conducted in the months afterward

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ritual of Death, Acèh, Ethnographic Study, Indonesia
Subjects: 300 Sociology and Anthropology (Sosiologi dan Antropologi) > 306 Kebudayaan dan Pranata
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > S1 Sejarah dan Kebudayaan Islam
Depositing User: Abdul Manan
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2018 06:49
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2018 06:49

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