Funeral festivals in America : rituals for the living / Jacqueline S. Thursby

Author(s): Thursby, Jacqueline S., 1940-
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Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies--United States
Festivals--United States
Wake services--United States
United States--Social life and customs
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2006
Series: Material worlds
LC Classification: G, GT
Physical Description: 158 p. ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2005022925
ISBN: 0813123801 (hardcover : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780813123806
Includes bibliographical references (p. [146]-154) and index
Contents: Funerals as festivals -- The final passage -- Wakes and other amusements -- Funeral biscuits and funeral feasts -- Mourners' rites -- Explaining the festival and the American way of death
OCLC Number: 61261253
ISBN/ISSN: 0813123801
9780813123806