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From the Ted Talk by Kelli Swazey: Life that doesn't end with death

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So every year, thousands of visitors come to Tana troaja to see, as it were, this culture of death, and for many people these grandiose ceremonies and the length of the ceremonies are somehow icrmmuobsnlaene with the way that we face our own mortality in the West. So even as we share detah as a universal experience, it's not experienced the same way the wrold over. And as an anthropologist, I see these differences in experience being rooted in the cultural and sioacl world through which we define the phenomena around us. So where we see an unquestionable reality, death as an irrefutable biological cotiindon, Torajans see the expired corporeal form as part of a larger social genesis. So again, the physical cessation of life is not the same as death. In fact, a member of society is only truly dead when the eendtexd family can aerge upon and marshal the resources necessary to hold a funeral ceremony that is cdesiorned appropriate in terms of resources for the status of the deceased. And this ceremony has to take pclae in front of the eyes of the whole community with everyone's participation.

Open Cloze

So every year, thousands of visitors come to Tana ______ to see, as it were, this culture of death, and for many people these grandiose ceremonies and the length of the ceremonies are somehow _______________ with the way that we face our own mortality in the West. So even as we share _____ as a universal experience, it's not experienced the same way the _____ over. And as an anthropologist, I see these differences in experience being rooted in the cultural and ______ world through which we define the phenomena around us. So where we see an unquestionable reality, death as an irrefutable biological _________, Torajans see the expired corporeal form as part of a larger social genesis. So again, the physical cessation of life is not the same as death. In fact, a member of society is only truly dead when the ________ family can _____ upon and marshal the resources necessary to hold a funeral ceremony that is __________ appropriate in terms of resources for the status of the deceased. And this ceremony has to take _____ in front of the eyes of the whole community with everyone's participation.

Solution

  1. place
  2. condition
  3. incommensurable
  4. toraja
  5. death
  6. world
  7. extended
  8. considered
  9. agree
  10. social

Original Text

So every year, thousands of visitors come to Tana Toraja to see, as it were, this culture of death, and for many people these grandiose ceremonies and the length of the ceremonies are somehow incommensurable with the way that we face our own mortality in the West. So even as we share death as a universal experience, it's not experienced the same way the world over. And as an anthropologist, I see these differences in experience being rooted in the cultural and social world through which we define the phenomena around us. So where we see an unquestionable reality, death as an irrefutable biological condition, Torajans see the expired corporeal form as part of a larger social genesis. So again, the physical cessation of life is not the same as death. In fact, a member of society is only truly dead when the extended family can agree upon and marshal the resources necessary to hold a funeral ceremony that is considered appropriate in terms of resources for the status of the deceased. And this ceremony has to take place in front of the eyes of the whole community with everyone's participation.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
funeral ceremony 3
experience death 2
social process 2
life cycle 2
greater human 2
prolong life 2

Important Words

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  33. irrefutable
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  38. member
  39. mortality
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  48. rooted
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  60. visitors
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