Death's summer coat : what the history of death and dying can tell us about life and living / Brandy Schillace.
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Publisher: London : Elliott and Thompson, 2015.
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- ISBN: 9781783960415
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- ISBN: 9781681770932
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|Contents:|| Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction: Meet the New (Old) Death; Chapter 1: Dead and Knowing It; Chapter 2: Eat Your Dead (and Other Advice); Chapter 3: Through a Glass, Darkly; Chapter 4: Dying Victorian: Memento Mori, Hair Jewellery and Crape; Chapter 5: Death at the Anatomy Theatre; Chapter 6: Death and the Doctor; Chapter 7: Death Comes to Dinner; Epilogue: Beginning at the End; Notes; Index; Copyright
|Summary:|| Death is the one subject we will all confront; it touches our families, our homes, our hearts. And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advances.What led us to this point what drove us to sanitize death and make it foreign and unfamiliar? In Death's Summer Coat Brandy Schillace explores our past to examine what it might mean for our future. From Victorian Britain to contemporary Cambodia, forgotten customs and modern-day rituals, we learn about the incredibly diverse and sometimes just incredible ways in which humans have.
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|Subject:||Death > Social aspects > Great Britain.
Death in popular culture > Great Britain.
Citation: Schillace, Brandy. "Death's summer coat : what the history of death and dying can tell us about life and living." London : Elliott and Thompson, 2015.