Chapter 4: Why am I feeling this way?
Culture and grieving
Our culture can have a profound impact on who we are, how we think, how we relate to people, and how we understand and express our grief. Sometimes these cultural influences are constructive and useful, sometimes not. Perhaps only those who are grieving are in a position to judge how useful or appropriate their cultural values are in dealing with their loss.
See also http://www.livingmyculture.ca/