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Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices

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Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices - Crissman, James K
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James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600s. Relying on archival materials, almost forty photographs, and interviews with more than 400 mountain dwellers, Crissman focuses on the importance of family and "neighborliness" in mountain society. Written for both scholarly and general audiences, the book contains sections on the death watch, body preparation, ...

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Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices 1994, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252063558

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