The Obituary as Collective Memory

Bridget Fowler

April 29, 2009 by Routledge
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780415871303 - CAT# Y104123
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

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Summary

The first serious academic study of obituaries, this book focuses on how societies remember. Bridget Fowler makes great use of the theories of Pierre Bordieu, arguing that obituaries are one important component in society's collective memory. This book, the first of its kind, will find a place on every serious sociology scholar's bookshelves.

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