Passing: The Vision of Death in America (Hardback)
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Passing: The Vision of Death in America (Hardback)

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Hardback 258 Pages / Published: 27/12/1977
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780837197579
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm


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"The social dimension of death is the focus for a selection of essays, such as death as an event, social responses to death, the cemetery as a cultural institution. The contributions are arranged in chronological order: colonial era, nineteenth century, twentieth century. Two basic theses unify the presentations: the domestication and beautification of death which took place between the late eighteenth and nineteenth century and the twentieth century withdrawal on the part of the living from communion with and commitment to the dying and the dead. Many insightful vignettes."-Fuller Theological Seminary
"This text is of sociological/anthropological/histori cal merit, rather than the psychological bent of other current works on death.... In its historical perspective, Passing is akin to such works as the comprehensive Philippe Aries, Western Attitudes Toward Death (1974). A scholarly volume with excellent references...."-Choice
?This text is of sociological/anthropological/histori cal merit, rather than the psychological bent of other current works on death.... In its historical perspective, Passing is akin to such works as the comprehensive Philippe Aries, Western Attitudes Toward Death (1974). A scholarly volume with excellent references....?-Choice
?The social dimension of death is the focus for a selection of essays, such as death as an event, social responses to death, the cemetery as a cultural institution. The contributions are arranged in chronological order: colonial era, nineteenth century, twentieth century. Two basic theses unify the presentations: the domestication and beautification of death which took place between the late eighteenth and nineteenth century and the twentieth century withdrawal on the part of the living from communion with and commitment to the dying and the dead. Many insightful vignettes.?-Fuller Theological Seminary

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