Ethnicity And The American Cemetery

Ethnicity And The American Cemetery

by Richard Meyer
     
 

Cemeteries are open cultural texts, available to be read and appreciated by anyone who takes the time to learn their special language. Ethnicity and the American Cemetery explores the manner in which ethnic groups in America have made their cemeteries a most eloquent voice for the expression of values and worldviews.        

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Cemeteries are open cultural texts, available to be read and appreciated by anyone who takes the time to learn their special language. Ethnicity and the American Cemetery explores the manner in which ethnic groups in America have made their cemeteries a most eloquent voice for the expression of values and worldviews.        

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Eight original, commissioned essays explore how various American ethnic groups have made their cemeteries into powerful expressions of their values and world views, through siting, material objects, and funeral practices. Among the groups explored are Ukrainians, Scottish, Mexican and Native American, and Jewish. Well illustrated. No index. Paper edition (601-6), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879726003
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Material Culture
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
828,100
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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