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Title Deathscapes : spaces for death, dying, mourning and remembrance / edited by Avril Maddrell and James D. Sidaway
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  GT3190 .D425 2010    AVAILABLE    30520020732484
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  306.9 D3497 2010    DUE 12-29-23  -  30500101512583
Descript xvi, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Introduction: bringing a spatial lens to death, dying, mourning and remembrance / Avril Maddrell and James D. Sidaway ;
Pt. I. At the Threshold - Living with Death -- 2. 'It's not really like a hospice': spaces of self-help and community care for cancer / Jacqueline H. Watts -- 3. Laying Lazarus to rest: the place and space of the dead in explanations of near death experiences / Mary Murray --
Pt. II. Spaces of Burial: Taboo, Iconoclasm and Returning to Nature; 4. Buried bodies in an East London cemetery: revisiting taboo / Kate Woodthorpe -- 5. From anti-social behaviour to x-rated: exploring social diversity and conflict in the cemetery / Bel Deering -- 6. Rest in peace? Burial on private land / Clare Gittings and Tony Walter-- 7. From cabbages to cadavers: natural burial down on the farm / Andy Clayden, Trish Green, Jenny Hockey and Mark Powell --
Pt. III. Negotiating Space for Memorialisation in Private and Public Space; 8. The production of a memorial place: materialising expressions of grief / Anna Petersson -- 9. Bringing the dead back home: urban public spaces as sites for new patterns mourning and memorialisation / leonie Kellaher and Ken Worpole -- 10. Memorialisation in US college and university tragedies: spaces of mourning and remembrance / Kenneth Foote and Sylvia Grider -- 11. Private spaces for the dead: remembrance and continuing relationships at home memorials in The Netherlands / Joanna Wojtkowiak and Eric Venbrux --
Pt. IV. Art and Design in Service of Remembrance and Mourning; 12. Living to living, living to dead: communication and political rivalry in Roman tomb design / Penelope J. E. Davies -- 13. Maxwell Fry and the 'anatomy of mourning': Coychurch crematorium, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales / Hilary J. Grainger -- 14. The living, the dead and the imagery of emptiness and re-appearance on the battlefields of the Western Front / Paul Gough -- 15. Art and mourning in an Antarctic landscape / Polly Gould
"Death is at once a universal and everyday, but also an extraordinary experience in the lives of those affected. Death and bereavement are thereby intensified at (and frequently contained within) certain sites and regulated spaces, such as the hospital, the cemetery and the mortuary. However, death also affects and unfolds in many other spaces: the home, public spaces and places of worship, sites of accident, tragedy and violence. Such spaces, or Deathscapes, are intensely private and personal places, while often simultaneously being shared, collective, sites of experience and remembrance; each place mediated through the intersections of emotion, body, belief, culture, society and the state. Bringing together geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural studies academics and historians among others, this book focuses on the relationships between space/place and death/ bereavement in 'western' societies. Addressing three broad themes: the place of death; the place of final disposition; and spaces of remembrance and representation, the chapters reflect a variety of scales ranging from the mapping of bereavement on the individual or in private domestic space, through to sites of accident, battle, burial, cremation and remembrance in public space. The book also examines social and cultural changes in death and bereavement practices, including personalisation and secularisation. Other social trends are addressed by chapters on green and garden burial, negotiating emotion in public/ private space, remembrance of violence and disaster, and virtual space. A meshing of material and 'more-than-representational' approaches consider the nature, culture, economy and politics of Deathscapes - what are in effect some of the most significant places in human society"--Back cover
Subject Death
Death -- Social aspects
Death -- Psychological aspects
Sacred space
Death in art
Alt Author Maddrell, Avril, 1964-
Sidaway, James D
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