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Carson, Denise
Parting ways : new rituals and celebrations of life's passing / Denise Carson
Alternate Title New rituals and celebrations of life's passing
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF789.D4 C32 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Death -- Psychological aspects
Mourning customs
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Physical Description xv, 309 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-309)
Contents Her choice: two paths leading to the same destination -- Living funeral: celebrating the end of life -- Her life review: reliving the past in the present -- Legacy of memories: telling life stories and last wishes -- Her season of lasts: traditional, seasonal, communal rituals -- Oral ethical will: video recording last words -- Her living wake: reminiscing and farewell party -- Vigil: holding hands at the eleventh hour -- Her twenty-first-century memorial service, his twentieth-century funeral -- Home funeral: eco-friendly way out -- Holistic approach: design-it-yourself funeral and cremation witnessing -- The living unveiling: technology innovates memorializing -- Her truth: finding life after death

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