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Published: 11 July 2013

416 Pages | 16 b & w


ISBN: 9780199942138

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Narratives of Sorrow and Dignity

Japanese Women, Pregnancy Loss, and Modern Rituals of Grieving

Bardwell L. Smith

Oxford Ritual Studies

  • Offers new perspective on Japanese grieving rituals after miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion
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