Do certain rituals adapt to psychology or does psychology adapt to rites? Post mortem photography: the last "picture of life" in "death"

Acta Biomed. 2020 Oct 7;92(1):e2021009. doi: 10.23750/abm.v92i1.9114.


In death and mourning, why should we think that rites adapt to psychology and not vice-versa? Or believe that psychological workings grow into a rite or ritual? When analysing practices related to rites of passage, death emerges as a rupture - or breakage - of social status.

MeSH terms

  • Ceremonial Behavior*
  • Grief*
  • Humans
  • Photography*