Death in the Modern Greek Culture

Pentaris, Panagiotis. 2012. Death in the Modern Greek Culture. Hawaii Pacific Journal of Social Work Practice, 5(1), pp. 126-131. [Article]

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Each culture recognizes and identifies death, dying and bereavement in unique ways. Commonly, aculture may be seen through the lens of death rituals; how those are shaped, interpreted and used by the society. This paper aims to look at the Modern Greek culture and depict its ‘visualization’ of death, as well as capture the rituals that mostly identify this specific culture. The Greek culture in overall is strongly influenced by the Greek Orthodox Church. Hence, the experiences of death, dying and bereavement are thread through religious beliefs and customs, alongside cultural norms.

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Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Faiths and Civil Society



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24 Feb 2015 13:36

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06 Oct 2022 08:37

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