Passed on : African American mourning stories : a memorial (Book, 2002) []
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Passed on : African American mourning stories : a memorial

Passed on : African American mourning stories : a memorial

Author: Karla F C Holloway
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002.
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"Passed On is a portrait of death and dying in twentieth-century African America. Through poignant reflection and thorough investigation of the myths, rituals, economics, and politics of African American mourning and burial practices, Karla FC Holloway finds that ways of dying are just as much a part of black identity as ways of living. Gracefully interweaving interviews, archival research, and analyses of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holloway, Karla F.C., 1949-
Passed on.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karla F C Holloway
ISBN: 0822328607 9780822328605 0822332450 9780822332459
OCLC Number: 47705548
Awards: Commended for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2003
Description: xiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Who's got the body?", the business of burial --
Mortification, how we die --
Ends of days --
Funeralized, the remains of our days --
Promise of hope in a season of despair, a funeral sermon by Maurice O. Wallace --
Epilogue, in memoriam.
Responsibility: by Karla FC Holloway.
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A personal and historical account of the particular place of death and funerals in African American life.  Read more...


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"Beginning with the tragic loss of her son, Karla Holloway poignantly examines how race not only affects the meaning of black lives, but their deaths as well."-Paula Giddings, author of When and Read more...

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