Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros / Mar 28, 2020
Bones of Contention Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan Since the s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen There are between to
  • Title: Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan
  • Author: Barbara R. Ambros
  • ISBN: 9780824836740
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen There are between 6,000 to 8,000 businesses in the Japanese pet funeral industry, including than 900 pet cemeteries Of these about 120 are operated by Buddhist temples, and Buddhist mortuary ritesSince the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen There are between 6,000 to 8,000 businesses in the Japanese pet funeral industry, including than 900 pet cemeteries Of these about 120 are operated by Buddhist temples, and Buddhist mortuary rites for pets have become an institutionalized practice In Bones of Contention, Barbara Ambros investigates what religious and intellectual traditions constructed animals as subjects of religious rituals and how pets have been included or excluded in the necral landscapes of contemporary Japan.Pet mortuary rites are emblems of the ongoing changes in contemporary Japanese religions The increase in single and nuclear family households, marriage delays for both males and females, the falling birthrate and graying of society, the occult boom of the 1980s, the pet boom of the 1990s, the anti religious backlash in the wake of the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo incident all of these and have contributed to Japan s contested history of pet mortuary rites Ambros uses this history to shed light on important questions such as Who or what counts as a family member What kinds of practices should the state recognize as religious and thus protect financially and legally Is it frivolous or selfish to keep, pamper, or love an animal Should humans and pets be buried together How do people reconcile the deeply personal grief that follows the loss of a pet and how do they imagine the afterlife of pets And ultimately, what is the status of animals in Japan Bones of Contention is a book about how Japanese people feel and think about pets and other kinds of animals and, in turn, what pets and their people have to tell us about life and death in Japan today.
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    1. I really enjoyed this book It was well written and extremely interesting I learned a lot and it made me want to find out , not only about the place of animals in Japanese religion, but elsewhere as well Mortuary rites for pets are things I have rarely considered, but I can see that way people treat animal after death says a lot about how they viewed them in life This book made me think about what my own position on the issues it raised might be.


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