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The matter of death
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The matter of death
space, place and materiality
edited by Jenny Hockey, Carol Komaromy and Kate Woodthorpe

Published 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Materializing absence, Jenny Hockey, Carol Komaromy and Kate Woodthorpe
Never say die: CPR in hospital space, Susie Page
Making hospice space, Ken Worpole
Dying spaces in dying places, Carol Komaromy
The materialities of absence after stillbirth: historical perspectives, Jan Bleyen
Distributed personhood and the transformation of agency: an anthropological perspective on inquests, Susan Langer
Behind closed doors? corpses and mourners in English and American funeral premises, Sheila Harper
Private grief in public spaces: interpreting memorialisation in the contemporary cemetary, Kate Woodthorpe
Wandering lines and cul-de-sacs: trajectories of ashes in the United Kingdom, Leonie Kellaher, Jenny Hockey and David Prendergast
Natural burial: the de-materialising of death?, Andy Clayden, Jenny Hockey and Mark Powell
What will the neighbours say? reactions to field and garden burial, Tony Walter and Clare Gittings
Memorialising the suicide victim: "walking the walk," Caroline Simone
Potent reminders: an examination of responses to roadside memorials in Ireland, Una McConville and Regina McQuillan
Geographies of the spirit world, Douglas J. Davies
Recovering presence, Jenny Hockey, Carol Komaromy and Kate Woodthorpe.

Edition Notes

"This collection has its roots in the Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement Symposium held in Sheffield in November 2006."--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-253) and index.


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BD444 .S63 2006

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