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The Resource American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney

American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney

Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning
Title
American afterlife
Title remainder
encounters in the customs of mourning
Statement of responsibility
Kate Sweeney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What happens after someone dies depends on our personal stories and on where those stories fall in a larger tale--that of death in America. It's a powerful tale that we usually keep hidden from our everyday lives until we have to face it. American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney reveals this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present who find themselves personally involved with death: a klatch of obituary writers in the desert, a funeral voyage on the Atlantic, a fourth-generation funeral director--even a midwestern museum that takes us back in time to meet our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors. Each story illuminates details in another until something larger is revealed: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that's by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweeney, Kate
Dewey number
393
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT3203
LC item number
.S94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • United States
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Manners and customs
  • Mourning customs
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • United States
  • Tod
  • Trauer
  • Bestattung
  • Totenkult
  • USA
Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American ways of death -- Gone, but not forgotten -- Dismal trade : Sarah Peacock, memorial tattoo artist, Under the skin -- The cemetary's cemetary -- Dismal trade : Kay Powell, obituary writer, The doyenne speaks -- The last great obit writers' conference -- Give me that old-time green burial -- Dismal trade : Oana Hogrefe, memorial photographer Memory maker -- The house where death lives -- Dismal trade : Lenette Hall, owner, The urngarden, The business at the back of the closet -- With the fishes -- Dismal trade : Anne Gordon, funeral chaplain Funerals are fun -- Death by the roadside
Control code
ocn841228395
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780820350585
Lccn
2013016629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820346007
  • (OCoLC)841228395
Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American ways of death -- Gone, but not forgotten -- Dismal trade : Sarah Peacock, memorial tattoo artist, Under the skin -- The cemetary's cemetary -- Dismal trade : Kay Powell, obituary writer, The doyenne speaks -- The last great obit writers' conference -- Give me that old-time green burial -- Dismal trade : Oana Hogrefe, memorial photographer Memory maker -- The house where death lives -- Dismal trade : Lenette Hall, owner, The urngarden, The business at the back of the closet -- With the fishes -- Dismal trade : Anne Gordon, funeral chaplain Funerals are fun -- Death by the roadside
Control code
ocn841228395
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780820350585
Lccn
2013016629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820346007
  • (OCoLC)841228395

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