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The Resource Parting ways : new rituals and celebrations of life's passing, Denise Carson

Parting ways : new rituals and celebrations of life's passing, Denise Carson

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Parting ways : new rituals and celebrations of life's passing
Title
Parting ways
Title remainder
new rituals and celebrations of life's passing
Statement of responsibility
Denise Carson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. Denise Carson contrasts her father's passing in the 1980s, governed by the structures of institutionalized death, with her mother's death some two decades later. Carson's moving account of her mother's dying at home vividly portrays a ceremonial farewell known as a living wake, showing how it closed the gap between social and biological death while opening the door for family and friends to reminisce with her mother. Carson also investigates a variety of solutions--living funerals, oral ethical wills, and home funerals--that revise the impending death scenario. Integrating the profoundly personal with the objectively historical, Parting Ways calls for an "end of life revolution" to change the way of death in America
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DLC
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Carson, Denise
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Death
  • Mourning customs
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Death
  • Death
  • Attitude to Death
  • Funeral Rites
  • Funeral Rites
  • Mort
  • Deuil
  • Funérailles
  • Mort
  • funerals
  • deaths
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
  • Death
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
  • Tod
  • Bestattungsritus
  • USA
  • Trauerarbeit
  • Trauerritual
  • Totenkult
  • Tod
  • Psychologie
  • USA
  • Begravningsseder
Label
Parting ways : new rituals and celebrations of life's passing, Denise Carson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Her choice: two paths leading to the same destination -- Living funeral: celebrating the end of life -- Her life review: reliving the past in the present -- Legacy of memories: telling life stories and last wishes -- Her season of lasts: traditional, seasonal, communal rituals -- Oral ethical will: video recording last words -- Her living wake: reminiscing and farewell party -- Vigil: holding hands at the eleventh hour -- Her twenty-first-century memorial service, his twentieth-century funeral -- Home funeral: eco-friendly way out -- Holistic approach: design-it-yourself funeral and cremation witnessing -- The living unveiling: technology innovates memorializing -- Her truth: finding life after death
Control code
666491998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780520268739
Lccn
2010040360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)666491998
Label
Parting ways : new rituals and celebrations of life's passing, Denise Carson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Her choice: two paths leading to the same destination -- Living funeral: celebrating the end of life -- Her life review: reliving the past in the present -- Legacy of memories: telling life stories and last wishes -- Her season of lasts: traditional, seasonal, communal rituals -- Oral ethical will: video recording last words -- Her living wake: reminiscing and farewell party -- Vigil: holding hands at the eleventh hour -- Her twenty-first-century memorial service, his twentieth-century funeral -- Home funeral: eco-friendly way out -- Holistic approach: design-it-yourself funeral and cremation witnessing -- The living unveiling: technology innovates memorializing -- Her truth: finding life after death
Control code
666491998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 309 pages
Isbn
9780520268739
Lccn
2010040360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)666491998

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