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Corpse Encounters

Corpse Encounters

This book takes a critical glance at the ritualized practices of death—corpse preparation, disposal, and aesthetic representation—and examines the workings of aesthetics that shape corpses, as well as the ways in which corpses spill over, resisting aestheticization.

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Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 1498543944
Pages 206 pages
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As brief encounters lengthen, ethical and aesthetic questions expand. This book traces a trajectory from encountering the corpse (chapter 1), toward considering options for corpse disposal—veneered mortuary internment (chapter 2—the ...

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