Cremation In Modern Scotland by Hilary GraingerCremation In Modern Scotland by Hilary Grainger

Cremation In Modern Scotland

byHilary Grainger, Peter Jupp, Gordon Raeburn

Hardcover | July 1, 2017

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Changes in funeral practice provide a lens through which to inspect changes in wider social identity, values and religious beliefs. This book reveals how, in Scotland, as in other societies, death ways and funeral arrangements are closely related to other aspects of life, from religious beliefs to political convictions, from family relationships to class structure, from poverty to prosperity. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach, analysing particularly the part played by Scottish law and architecture. Until recently, Scotland’s 28 crematoria have been the ‘invisible buildings’ of the twentieth century, absent from architectural histories. The book analyzes the challenge this new building type provided for architects: a building with no architectural precedent, at once secular and religious, functional and symbolic.
Hilary Grainger is a Dean and Professor of Architectural History at the University of the Arts, London, and Chair of the Victorian Society. Peter Jupp is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh. Gordon Raeburn is a lecturer in Historical and Philosophical Studies at Melbourne University. Stephen White is a retired Senior Lect...
Title:Cremation In Modern ScotlandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:356 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.3 inPublished:July 1, 2017Publisher:Birlinn LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906566798

ISBN - 13:9781906566791

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