From Elder To Ancestor: Old Age, Death And Inheritance In Modern Korea


by Prendergast, David

From Elder To Ancestor: Old Age, Death And  Inheritance In Modern Korea

Price:  US$26.85   (SGD37.29*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 185 pages
Published:  2005, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9781901903430
SB#:  047241 (180)

About This Book

This insightful account of the treatment and provision for an ageing population in South Korea is based on intensive fieldwork in the county of Puan. The structure of the book revolves around an analysis of the roles of the individual and family, including issues such as theory and practice of residence and retirement; village funerals; recent transformations in Korean mortuary practices; inheritance and the Korean family; Korea's looming ageing population crisis; and filial piety and the structural construction of kin responsibilities. With glossary, bibliography and index.


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