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Heritage of Death : Landscapes of Emotion, Memory and Practice, Hardback Book


Today, death is being reconceptualised around the world as heritage, replete with material markers and intangible performances.

These heritages of death are personal, national and international.

They are vernacular as well as official, sanctioned as well as alternative.

This book brings together more than twenty international scholars to consider the heritage of death from spatial, political, religious, economic, cultural, aesthetic and emotive aspects.

It showcases different attitudes and phases of death and their relationship to heritage through ethnographically informed case studies to illustrate both general patterns and local and national variations.

Through analyses of material expressions and social practices of grief, mourning and remembrance, this book shows not only what death means in contemporary societies, but also how individuals, groups and nations act towards death.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages, 33 Halftones, black and white; 33 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781138217515



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