“In migration, death revitalizes a threat against a group maintenance that people constantly experience. It is therefore likely that a social group in exile will use funerary rituals in order to reinforce ethnic or cultural identity.”

Reimers, E 1999, Death and identity: Graves and funerals as cultural communication, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p149, Sweden, sited on 7th September 2011.

Reinforce Cultural Identity

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