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Author Fowler, Bridget, 1943-
Title The obituary as collective memory / Bridget Fowler.
Imprint New York : Routledge, c2007.
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Description xii, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 27
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-284) and index.
Contents Theoretical, historical and quantitative studies of the obituary -- Introduction -- Collective memory -- The historical sociology of death -- Bourdieu's social theory and the obituary -- The Times' obituaries in 1900 and 1948 -- The social value of death: the microworld of the editors -- The lives we choose to remember: a quantitative analysis (with Esperanza Bielsa) -- Memories burnished at the shock of death : discourse analysis of newspaper obituaries -- The politicians' obituaries (1999-2006) -- The writers' obituaries (1999-2006) -- The artists' obituaries (1999-2006) -- The sports obituaries (1999-2006) -- The trade unionists' obituaries (1999-2006) -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Collective memory.
Obituaries.
Obituaries -- United States.
Collective memory -- United States.
Celebrities -- Obituaries.
Death -- Social aspects.
LCCN 2006038300
ISBN 9780415364935 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415364930 (hardback : alk. paper)
Call No. JFE 07-6253
Research Call Number JFE 07-6253