Societies

Art Through Time: Death

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Death is one of the few experiences common to all people and all societies. But how different people have conceived of death and how those conceptions have shaped their behaviors and practices has varied over time and across cultures. Through art, people have expressed attitudes toward death that are in some respects universal, while in others personally and culturally specific. They have, moreover, used a wide range of objects, images, and structures to negotiate the processes of aging and dying, grieving, and commemorating.

Strength to Overcome (2003)

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This video program features two case studies on Africa South of the Sahara:South Africa: This Land is My Land

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00:29
Strength to Overcome

Order and Early Societies (2004)

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How do diverse political structures and relationships distribute power and material resources?

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High
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00:28
Order and Early Societies