Franklin

Death in East Germany, 1945-1990 / Felix Robin Schulz.

Author/Creator:
Schulz, Felix Robin.
Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Series:
Monographs in German history ; v. 35.
Monographs in German history ; volume 35
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 p.)
Subjects:
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Germany (East)
Death -- Social aspects -- Germany (East)
Sepulchral monuments -- Germany (East)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
As the first historical study of East Germany's sepulchral culture, this book explores the complex cultural responses to death since the Second World War. Topics include the interrelated areas of the organization and municipalization of the undertaking industry; the steps taken towards a socialist cemetery culture such as issues of design, spatial layout, and commemorative practices; the propagation of cremation as a means of disposal; the wide-spread introduction of anonymous communal areas for the internment of urns; and the emergence of socialist and secular funeral rituals. The author ana
Contents:
The origins of modern German sepulchral culture
After death : the organization of disposal
Resting places? Cemeteries in the GDR
Burning bodies : cremation in the GDR
The communal burial of ashes : 'new' spaces for disposal
Funerals in the GDR : a diversity of rituals.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-78238-014-0
OCLC:
858762515
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