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Grave
Taschenbuch von Allison C. Meier
Sprache: Englisch

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Beschreibung
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Grave takes a ground-level view of how burial sites have transformed over time and how they continue to change. As a cemetery tour guide, Allison C. Meier has spent more time walking among tombstones than most. Even for her, the grave has largely been invisible, an out of the way and unobtrusive marker of death. However, graves turn out to be not always so subtle, reverent, or permanent.

While the indigent and unidentified have frequently been interred in mass graves, a fate brought into the public eye during the COVID-19 pandemic, the practice today is not unlike burials in the potter's fields of the colonial era. Burial is not the only option, of course, and Meier analyzes the rise of cremation, green burial, and new practices like human composting, investigating what is next for the grave and how existing spaces of death can be returned to community life.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Grave takes a ground-level view of how burial sites have transformed over time and how they continue to change. As a cemetery tour guide, Allison C. Meier has spent more time walking among tombstones than most. Even for her, the grave has largely been invisible, an out of the way and unobtrusive marker of death. However, graves turn out to be not always so subtle, reverent, or permanent.

While the indigent and unidentified have frequently been interred in mass graves, a fate brought into the public eye during the COVID-19 pandemic, the practice today is not unlike burials in the potter's fields of the colonial era. Burial is not the only option, of course, and Meier analyzes the rise of cremation, green burial, and new practices like human composting, investigating what is next for the grave and how existing spaces of death can be returned to community life.

Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
Über den Autor
Allison C. Meier is a writer and researcher based in New York City, USA. Her writing on visual culture, history, architecture has appeared in the New York Times, Curbed, Lapham's Quarterly, CityLab, Narratively, Mental Floss, Smithsonian, New Inquiry, Slate, Urban Omnibus, Fine Books, Artsy, and others. She moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds and is a licensed New York City sightseeing guide. Previously, she was a staff writer at Hyperallergic and a senior editor at Atlas Obscura.
Zusammenfassung
As well as her day job as a professional writer, the author is also a licensed New York City tour guide and has led historic walking tours at cemeteries in the New York City area, including Green-Wood, Woodlawn, and Hartsdale Pet Cemetery
Inhaltsverzeichnis
1. The Grave: Our House of Eternity
2. Navigating Through Necrogeography
3. The Living and the Dead
4. The Privilege of Permanence
5. An Eternal Room of Our Own
6. No Resting Place
7. To Decay or Not to Decay
8. New Ideas for the Afterlife
9. Dead Space
NotesIndex
Details
Erscheinungsjahr: 2023
Genre: Allgemeine Lexika
Rubrik: Literaturwissenschaft
Medium: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 155
Reihe: Object Lessons
Inhalt: Kartoniert / Broschiert
ISBN-13: 9781501383656
ISBN-10: 1501383655
Sprache: Englisch
Herstellernummer: 566277
Ausstattung / Beilage: Paperback
Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor: Meier, Allison C.
Redaktion: Schaberg, Christopher
Bogost, Ian
Hersteller: Bloomsbury Academic
Maße: 161 x 119 x 17 mm
Von/Mit: Allison C. Meier
Erscheinungsdatum: 23.03.2023
Gewicht: 0,158 kg
Artikel-ID: 122628707
Über den Autor
Allison C. Meier is a writer and researcher based in New York City, USA. Her writing on visual culture, history, architecture has appeared in the New York Times, Curbed, Lapham's Quarterly, CityLab, Narratively, Mental Floss, Smithsonian, New Inquiry, Slate, Urban Omnibus, Fine Books, Artsy, and others. She moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds and is a licensed New York City sightseeing guide. Previously, she was a staff writer at Hyperallergic and a senior editor at Atlas Obscura.
Zusammenfassung
As well as her day job as a professional writer, the author is also a licensed New York City tour guide and has led historic walking tours at cemeteries in the New York City area, including Green-Wood, Woodlawn, and Hartsdale Pet Cemetery
Inhaltsverzeichnis
1. The Grave: Our House of Eternity
2. Navigating Through Necrogeography
3. The Living and the Dead
4. The Privilege of Permanence
5. An Eternal Room of Our Own
6. No Resting Place
7. To Decay or Not to Decay
8. New Ideas for the Afterlife
9. Dead Space
NotesIndex
Details
Erscheinungsjahr: 2023
Genre: Allgemeine Lexika
Rubrik: Literaturwissenschaft
Medium: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 155
Reihe: Object Lessons
Inhalt: Kartoniert / Broschiert
ISBN-13: 9781501383656
ISBN-10: 1501383655
Sprache: Englisch
Herstellernummer: 566277
Ausstattung / Beilage: Paperback
Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor: Meier, Allison C.
Redaktion: Schaberg, Christopher
Bogost, Ian
Hersteller: Bloomsbury Academic
Maße: 161 x 119 x 17 mm
Von/Mit: Allison C. Meier
Erscheinungsdatum: 23.03.2023
Gewicht: 0,158 kg
Artikel-ID: 122628707
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