Case Study Examples

Intuitive and Instrumental Grieving Case Study Example

Figure of mourner ‘keening’, Egypt, 2030-1640 BC

Example of intuitive grieving- outward display of emotion.

Around the time this figure was created, Egyptian artists often did not depict motions, mourning however was the exception. Expressive mourning was traditional in Ancient Egyptian death practices. Notice hope the statue has their arms up in lamentation.

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Dual Process Model Case Study Example

Mourning Brooch containing human hair, c.1848.

Could be worn whenever the griever felt appropriate.

Brooch Inscription: H. G. Otis, / Died Octr. 28th 1848 / G. H. Otis, Died Octr. 24th 1848.

Locket inscription: George H. Otis Died 1848

This brooch commemorates the death of Harrison Gray Otis (AD 1765 – 1848), and his grandson, George Harrison Otis (1836 – 1848) who died four days before his grandfather at the age of twelve. It is common for a single piece of mourning jewellery to commemorate the deaths of two or more individuals.

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Tasks of Mourning Case Study Example

Sealers’ cemetery in Upernavik, Greenland.

In the Sealers’ Cemetery in Greenland, the soil is too hard to bury the dead. Instead, they are laid to rest in concrete and stone-covered coffins which lie above the ground. This cemetery does not comprise of family plots but is a community of sealers. Often the coffins face the ocean, so that the sealers can watch the place where they once worked.

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