Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices / Edition 1

Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices / Edition 1

by James K. Crissman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252063554

ISBN-13: 9780252063558

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

In Death and Dying in Central Appalachia, James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in the Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600's. Relying on archival materials, almost forty photographs, and interviews with more than 400 mountain dwellers,…  See more details below

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In Death and Dying in Central Appalachia, James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in the Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600's. Relying on archival materials, almost forty photographs, and interviews with more than 400 mountain dwellers, Crissman focuses on the importance of familism and 'neighborliness' in mountain society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252063558
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
778,617
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Familism, Neighborliness, and the Death Watch9
2Preparation of the Body22
3Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging42
4The Wake66
5The Funeral Service77
6Burial Customs99
7Grave Markers and Other Forms of Memorialization118
8Funeralizing and Memorial Traditions145
9Dying, Death, and Central Appalachian Music156
10Mining Disasters and Death183
Summary200
Notes209
Bibliography233
Index245

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