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
     
 

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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,

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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
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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