The Resource American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney

American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney

Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning
Title
American afterlife
Title remainder
encounters in the customs of mourning
Statement of responsibility
Kate Sweeney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What happens after someone dies depends on our personal stories and on where those stories fall in a larger tale--that of death in America. It's a powerful tale that we usually keep hidden from our everyday lives until we have to face it. American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney reveals this world through a collective portrait of Americans past and present who find themselves personally involved with death: a klatch of obit writers in the desert, a funeral voyage on the Atlantic, a fourth-generation funeral director--even a midwestern museum that takes us back in time to meet our death-obsessed Victorian progenitors. Each story illuminates details in another until something larger is revealed: a landscape that feels at once strange and familiar, one that's by turns odd, tragic, poignant, and sometimes even funny
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
393
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT3203
LC item number
.S94 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
American afterlife : encounters in the customs of mourning, Kate Sweeney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-216)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American ways of death -- Gone, but not forgotten -- Dismal trade: Sarah Peacock, memorial tattoo artist: under the skin -- The cemetery's cemetery -- Dismal trade: Kay Powell, obituary writer: the doyenne speaks -- The last great obit writers' conference -- Give me that old-time green burial -- Dismal trade: Oana Hogrefe, memorial photographer memory maker -- The house where death lives -- Dismal trade: Lenette Hall, owner, The urngarden: The business at the back of the closet -- With the fishes -- Dismal trade: Anne Gordon, funeral chaplain: funerals are fun -- Death by the roadside
Control code
ocn870646726
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820346892
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt175tr6g
  • 47cd79a9-64e7-43ce-a23a-bde569b68a4e
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30305020
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870646726
  • pebco0820346896

Library Locations

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