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Rites of Rebellion by Maxine Levaren

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Preview — Rites of Rebellion by Maxine Levaren. Rites of Rebellion is the story of a young immigrant coming of age. Following his brother into the street gangs in the s, a tragic accident changes the course of his life.

Rites of Rebellion

Through the social upheaval of the depression years and the turmoil of World War II, he comes to understand what it means to be a man. Death is a will. Death is a good end. Death is a passing. Death is family unity. Death is a funeral. Death is religious solidarity.

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Death is a tomb. Death affirms social distinctions. Death confirms cultural traditions. Death causes medical and cultural innovation. Death is so important that meddling with its meanings can incite riot. The above litany presents the principal findings of Joao Jose Reis's study-revised from the original, Portuguese-language edition of of death in the Brazilian city of Salvador da Bahia inhabited mainly by people of African descent in the early nineteenth century. The book shows how dramatically and drastically death has been banished from contemporary culture. For us the only legitimate cause for dying is extreme old age.