Death and Dying in Central Appalachia

Death and Dying in Central Appalachia

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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.Originally, funeral services were held at the the home of the deceased or, less frequently, the grave. Churches eventually supplanted ... America vary with the cultural and religious background of the participants. For example, while the trendanbsp;...

Title:Death and Dying in Central Appalachia
Author: James K. Crissman
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1994-01-01

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