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Greening death : reclaiming burial practices and restoring our tie to the earth

Author: Suzanne Kelly
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We once disposed of our dead in earth-friendly ways--no chemicals, biodegradable containers, dust to dust. But over the last 150 years death care has become a toxic, polluting, and alienating industry in the United States. Today, people are slowly waking up to the possibility of more sustainable and less disaffecting death care, reclaiming old practices in new ways, in a new age. Greening Death traces the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Kelly
ISBN: 9781442241565 144224156X 9780810895812 0810895811
OCLC Number: 905379694
Description: x, 195 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Apart from nature ; Dead bodies that matter ; Wrath of the corpse --
Part II. Reclaiming knowledge ; Renewing meaning ; Restoring our relationship to the land ; Obstacles and other challenges ; Mobilizing the ethic --
Epilogue : Heeding the light, "feeding the green."
Other Titles: Reclaiming burial practices and restoring our tie to the earth
Responsibility: Suzanne Kelly.

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Over the last fifteen years, people have been slowly waking up to the toxic and alienating practices that have come to make up the American Way of Death. Greening Death explores this awakening,  Read more...

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Kelly writes engagingly on this exceedingly timely topic: how funerary rites are affected by the burgeoning environmental movement. Through conversations with people in the field, she explains what a Read more...

 
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