DEATH AND DYING IN CENTRAL APPALACHIA

DEATH AND DYING IN CENTRAL APPALACHIA : CHANGING ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252063554
  • 9780252063558

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In Death and Dying in Central Appalachia, James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in the Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600's. Relying on archival materials, almost forty photographs, and interviews with more than 400 mountain dwellers, Crissman focuses on the importance of familism and 'neighborliness' in mountain society.show more

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"An engrossing examination of death and funeral beliefs and customs in one American region ... [as well as] their background in older cultures." -- Loyal Jones, past director of the Berea College Appalachian Centershow more

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