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@Free Pdf õ Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead ⚫ For many of us, one of the most important ways of coping with the death of a close relative is talking about them, telling all who will listen what they meant to us Yet the Gypsies of central France, the Manu , not only do not speak of their dead, they burn or discard the deceased s belongings, refrain from eating the dead person s favorite foods, and avoid camping in the place where they died.In Gypsy World, Patrick Williams argues that these customs are at the center of how Manu see the world and their place in it The Manu inhabit a world created by the Gadzos non Gypsies , who frequently limit or even prohibit Manu movements within it To claim this world for themselves, the Manu employ a principle of cosmological subtraction just as the dead seem to be absent from Manu society, argues Williams, so too do the Manu absent themselves from Gadzo society and in so doing they assert and preserve their own separate culture and identity.Anyone interested in Gypsies, death rituals, or the formation of culture will enjoy this fascinating and sensitive ethnography. Really interesting book about the Manus of France A little difficult in parts, maybe because of the translation, but definitely a good read.