Greening death : reclaiming burial practices and restoring our tie to the earth / Suzanne Kelly
Book | 2015
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x, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Pt. I. 1. Apart from nature -- 2. Dead bodies that matter -- 3. Wrath of the corpse -- Pt. II. 4. Reclaiming knowledge -- 5. Renewing meaning -- 6. Restoring our relationship to the land -- 7. Obstacles and other challenges -- 8. Mobilizing the ethic.
Summary
"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 philosophical and historical backstory to this awakening, captures the passionate on-the-ground work of the Green Burial Movement, and explores the obstacles and other challenges getting in the way of more robust mobilization. As the movement lays claim to greener, simpler, and more cost-efficient practices, something even more promising is being offered up--a tangible way of restoring our relationship to nature." -- Publisher's description.
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144224156X hardcover alkaline paper
9781442241565 hardcover alkaline paper
9781442241572 electronic book
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