DEATH AND DYING IN CENTRAL APPALACHIA: CHANGING ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

DEATH AND DYING IN CENTRAL APPALACHIA: CHANGING ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

By: Crissman, James K.

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in Appal achian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600s. Relying on archiva l materials, almost forty photographs, and interviews with more than 400 mo untain dwellers, Crissman focuses on the importance of family and "neighbor liness" in mountain society. Written for both scholarly and general audiences, the book contains sections on the death watch, body preparation, selection or construction of a coffin or casket, digging the grave by hand, the wake, the funeral, and other topics. Crissman then demonstrates how technology and the encroachment of American society have turned these vital traditions into the disappearing practices of the past.

Title: DEATH AND DYING IN CENTRAL APPALACHIA: CHANGING ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

Author Name: Crissman, James K.

Categories: Sociology,

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1994

ISBN Number: 0252063554

ISBN Number 13: 9780252063558

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044660