Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Social Science - 247 pages
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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.
  

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Crissman (sociology, Illinois Benedictine Coll.) presents a scholarly investigation of the funeral customs of the Central Appalachian region. The author maintains that the isolation and ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
9
Preparation of the Body
22
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
42
The Wake
66
The Funeral Service
77
Burial Customs
99
Grave Markers and Other Forms of Memorialization
118
Funeralizing and Memorial Traditions
145
Dying Death and Central Appalachian Music
156
Mining Disasters and Death
183
Summary
200
Notes
209
Bibliography
233
Index
245
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Epitaphs
EPITAPHS. For hundreds if not thousands of years, the epitaph has been a significant part of the death ritual. Before the development of written language ...
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Appalachian Bibliography - Books
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www.berea.edu/ appalachiancenter/ documents/ acbibbooksmckinney.pdf

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On the Hallowed Hill:. An Analysis of Historic Cemeteries within. the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A Thesis. Presented for the. Master of Arts ...
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