Secret Cemetery

Secret Cemetery


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859735978
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 07/08/2005
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Doris Francis is Research Associate, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Leonie Kellaher is Principal Research Officer and Director of the Centre for Environmental and Social Studies in Ageing, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of North London and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of North London. Georgina Neophytou is Research Assistant, University of North London and Consultant, Open University.

Table of Contents

Studying the Living in Cemeteries * The Dynamics of Cemetery Landscapes * Planting the Memory: the Cemetery in the First Year of Mourbaning * The Grave as Home and Garden * Remembering the Dead for the Long Term * Keeping Kin and Kinship Alive * Cemeteries as Ethnic Homelands

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patricia_poland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable in its depth on the study of how, why, when we -- as the living -- visit cemeteries. From a family history perspective this quote from page 156 goes right to the heart: "My parents died, but who were their grandparents? I know my grandparents but not my father's grandparents. How far back can you go? How far back are you expected to go? The family bond? I love my children and my grandchildren, but should I love my great-grandchildren and my great great-grandchildren? If I am alive, or if I look down, how far does the obligation of love to family go? How far back? How far down?" Wow! How far does the love go? I would like to think forever.