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Two Worldview Perspectives on Death: Mayan & Swedish Attitudes toward Death

Lopez Macal, Marcos LU (2018) PSYP01 20171
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Death is life ́s companion, it has existed throughout the history of humanity and of all living things. Mayan culture represents one of the oldest civilizations native to the American continent and is renowned for its traditions and spirituality. Sweden is recognized as a modern-day industrialized, technologically advanced, and secular society. How do these two different cultures handle the subject of death? Studying how these two cultures view and confront death provides a unique opportunity to appreciate how worldviews can differ with regard to the same phenomenon. This study aims to find out what opinions and attitudes modern-day Mayans of Guatemala and Swedes have about death and to discover any similarities or differences between them.
Abstract (Spanish)
La muerte ha existido a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad y de todos los seres vivos. La cultura Maya representa una de las culturas mas antiguas y místicas del continente Americano y es reconocido a nivel mundial por sus tradiciones y espiritualidad. Suecia es reconocida como una sociedad moderna, industrializada, tecnológica y secular. ¿Como perciben estas culturas el tema de la muerte? Estudiar como estas dos culturas ven y confrontan la muerte es una oportunidad única para apreciar como las visiones y perspectivas del mundo pueden diferir con respecto a un mismo fenómeno. El objetivo del presente estudio es encontrar que opiniones y actitudes muestran en el presente los Mayas de Guatemala y los Suecos ante la muerte, y descubrir... (More)
La muerte ha existido a lo largo de la historia de la humanidad y de todos los seres vivos. La cultura Maya representa una de las culturas mas antiguas y místicas del continente Americano y es reconocido a nivel mundial por sus tradiciones y espiritualidad. Suecia es reconocida como una sociedad moderna, industrializada, tecnológica y secular. ¿Como perciben estas culturas el tema de la muerte? Estudiar como estas dos culturas ven y confrontan la muerte es una oportunidad única para apreciar como las visiones y perspectivas del mundo pueden diferir con respecto a un mismo fenómeno. El objetivo del presente estudio es encontrar que opiniones y actitudes muestran en el presente los Mayas de Guatemala y los Suecos ante la muerte, y descubrir si existen similitudes y diferencias entre dichas culturas. (Less)
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author
Lopez Macal, Marcos LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Mayan and Swedish Attitudes Toward Death
course
PSYP01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Mayan, Swedish, Attitudes toward death, Mysticism, Interpretative phenomenological analysis, death, worldviews
language
English
id
8949986
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2018-08-06 11:14:23
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2018-08-06 11:14:23
@misc{8949986,
  abstract     = {Death is life ́s companion, it has existed throughout the history of humanity and of all living things. Mayan culture represents one of the oldest civilizations native to the American continent and is renowned for its traditions and spirituality. Sweden is recognized as a modern-day industrialized, technologically advanced, and secular society. How do these two different cultures handle the subject of death? Studying how these two cultures view and confront death provides a unique opportunity to appreciate how worldviews can differ with regard to the same phenomenon. This study aims to find out what opinions and attitudes modern-day Mayans of Guatemala and Swedes have about death and to discover any similarities or differences between them.},
  author       = {Lopez Macal, Marcos},
  keyword      = {Mayan,Swedish,Attitudes toward death,Mysticism,Interpretative phenomenological analysis,death,worldviews},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Two Worldview Perspectives on Death: Mayan & Swedish Attitudes toward Death},
  year         = {2018},
}