The Matter of Death: Space, Place and Materiality by J. HockeyThe Matter of Death: Space, Place and Materiality by J. Hockey

The Matter of Death: Space, Place and Materiality

byJ. HockeyEditorC. Komaromy, K. Woodthorpe

Hardcover | July 16, 2010

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This collection opens up spaces where lives end, bodies are disposed of and memories generated: hospitals, hospices, care homes, coroners' courts, funeral premises, cemeteries, roadsides, the spirit world. Using material culture studies it illuminates the ways human beings make meaningful the challenges of death, dying and bereavement.
JAN BLEYEN is an assistant at the research unit, Modernity and Society 1800-2000 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium ANDY CLAYDEN is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, UK DOUGLAS J. DAVIES is Professor in the Study of Religion at Durham University, UK and Director of The Durham Centre fo...
Title:The Matter of Death: Space, Place and MaterialityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:July 16, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224164

ISBN - 13:9780230224162

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Table of Contents

Materialising Absence; J.Hockey, C.Komaromy & K.Woodthorpe Never Say Die: CPR in Hospital Space; S.Page Making Hospice Space; K.Worpole Dying Spaces in Dying Places: Care Homes for Older Adults; C.Komaromy The Materialities of Absence after Stillbirth: Historical Perspectives; J.Bleyen Distributed Personhood and the Transformation of Agency: An Anthropological Perspective on Inquests; S.Langer Behind Closed Doors? Corpses and Mourners in American and British Funeral Premises; S.Harper Private Grief in Public Spaces: Interpreting Memorialisation in the Contemporary Cemetery; K.Woodthorpe Wandering Lines and Cul-de-sacs: Trajectories of Ashes in the United Kingdom; L.Kellaher, J.Hockey & D.Prendergast Natural Burial: The De-materialising of Death?; A.Clayden, J.Hockey & M.Powell What Will the Neighbours Say? Reactions to Field and Garden Burial; T.Walter & C.Gittings Memorialising the Suicide Victim: 'Walking the Walk'; C.Simone Potent Reminders: An Examination of Responses to Roadside Memorials in Ireland; U.MacConville & R.McQuillan Geographies of the Spirit World; D.Davies Recovering Presence; J.Hockey, C.Komaromy & K.Woodthorpe