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52 Embalming procedures and the materials utilized have changed a great deal
since the early years of preservation . The purpose of contemporary embalming
is to replace the parts of the body that decay the fastest with a preservative that ...
Time has changed grave digging too . Heavy machinery , especially the backhoe
, has replaced the pick and shovel in ... The social atmosphere has changed . It is
now more of a job rather than an honor . Graves are not as deep today and it is ...
Like familism , diminishing neighborliness has dramatically changed how
mountaineers deal with death . Almost every person I interviewed declared that
members of mountain communities are not as close today as they once were .
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Death and dying in central Appalachia: changing attitudes and practicesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Familism Neighborliness and the Death Watch
Preparation of the Body
Burial Receptacles and Grave Digging
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