Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living

Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living[KINDLE] ❂ Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living Author Brandy Schillace – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Death is something we all confront it touches our families, our homes, our hearts And yet we have grown used to denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advancesWe Death is something we Coat: What Epub á all confront it touches our families, Death's Summer PDF \ our homes, our hearts And yet we have grown used to Summer Coat: What PDF ✓ denying its existence, treating it as an enemy to be beaten back with medical advancesWe are living at a unique point in human history People are living longer than ever, yet the longer we live, the taboo and alien our mortality becomes Yet we, and our loved ones, still remain mortal People today still struggle with this fact, as we have done throughout our entire history What led us to this point What drove us to sanitize death and make it foreign and unfamiliar Schillace shows how talking about death, and the rituals associated with it, can help provide answers It also brings us closer together conversation and community are just as important for living as for dying Some of the stories are strikingly unfamiliar others are far familiar than you might suppose But all reveal much about the present and about ourselves. Death s Summer Coat offers an intriguing perspective on how death and dying has changed over the course of time How has the concept of a good death changed, and how did the black plague change our perspectives of how we treat the dead and dying Why did we pose with our did for daguerreotypes And how has mourning fashion changed depending on globalization Schillace answers all of these questions and , making for a very satisfying read Content includes many pictures, sources, and s Death s Summer Coat offers an intriguing perspective on how death and dying has changed over the course of time How has the concept of a good death changed, and how did the black plague change our perspectives of how we treat the dead and dying Why did we pose with our did for daguerreotypes And how has mourning fashion changed depending on globalization Schillace answers all of these questions and , making for a very satisfying read Content includes many pictures, sources, and suggestions for further reading, showing that Shillace has certainly done her research, and that though a taboo subject, death is talked about quite a lot I enjoyed her quick wit and the ways in which she explained pieces of history and cultures unlike ours After all, how can we justify acts such as sati, or the ways in which some cultures cannibalize their dead I loved that she went above and beyond, discussing plagues, genocides, war, and onward and how they ve changed our own cultures This is a great overview at all the complexities mortality has brought upon us and the philosophy behind so many of our actions We will all die one day, but before you do, read this book.Review cross listed here Death, not as the end of life, but as a part of it In turns academic and poetic, looking at history and worldwide death rituals to better understand how the west got to this place where death is hidden away. The topic is fascinating, but the execution lacking The author has the attention span of a gnat, introducing interesting topics and then moving on after a sentence or two I d be interested to read acomplete,academic treatment of the same material. I believe it is through history we can learn about andclearly see our present, and make plans for our future I found this book helped do that with the topic of death and dying.I found Brandy s concluding sentence very well summarized why it is important as an individual and a community to talk and shareabout death and dying before the winter of life descends upon us We cannot wait until death happens to talk about death It s a bit like waiting until winter to gather in the grai I believe it is through history we can learn about andclearly see our present, and make plans for our future I found this book helped do that with the topic of death and dying.I found Brandy s concluding sentence very well summarized why it is important as an individual and a community to talk and shareabout death and dying before the winter of life descends upon us We cannot wait until death happens to talk about death It s a bit like waiting until winter to gather in the grain Why not meet now, talk now, while the sun is still warm on your back That s the value of the death s summer coat Rather haphazard collection of funereal facts from around the world, coverage of the death with dignity movement andIf there was an overarching theme or argument, I couldn t discern it. Every time I read this I am reminded at how wonderful a job it does introducing the important threads how how we got here in terms of our relationship to mortality, death, and mourning. An engaging read I agree with what a lot of people have already said about this it s interesting information, but each topic is glossed over fairly quickly. From the very first review I read of this book, I couldn t wait to get my hands on it I drove to several local bookstores, assuming that since the author works here in Cleveland, it would be easy to find as soon as it was released But no I ended up having to order it online Maybe it seemed disappointing because I had built it up so much in my mind I m not sure, but I am sure that it was not what I expected Right on the cover are the words What th History of Death and Dying Teaches Us abou From the very first review I read of this book, I couldn t wait to get my hands on it I drove to several local bookstores, assuming that since the author works here in Cleveland, it would be easy to find as soon as it was released But no I ended up having to order it online Maybe it seemed disappointing because I had built it up so much in my mind I m not sure, but I am sure that it was not what I expected Right on the cover are the words What th History of Death and Dying Teaches Us about Life and Living and yet that whole teaches us about life and living part seemed, to me, markedly absent I don t really feel like I learned a thing about life or living from this book I learned some interesting stuff about death and dying, for sure But overall Disappointed Everyone should read this book It really makes you reflect on your beliefs and how we as a culture got to where we are today when it concerns death It managed to not be uncomfortable or disrespectful It was a great conversation starter Anyone who knows someone who has died or know old people or is willing to come to terms with the fact that someday you too will die can find a friend in this book.

Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying
    Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying back with medical advancesWe are living at a unique point in human history People are living longer than ever, yet the longer we live, the taboo and alien our mortality becomes Yet we, and our loved ones, still remain mortal People today still struggle with this fact, as we have done throughout our entire history What led us to this point What drove us to sanitize death and make it foreign and unfamiliar Schillace shows how talking about death, and the rituals associated with it, can help provide answers It also brings us closer together conversation and community are just as important for living as for dying Some of the stories are strikingly unfamiliar others are far familiar than you might suppose But all reveal much about the present and about ourselves. Death s Summer Coat offers an intriguing perspective on how death and dying has changed over the course of time How has the concept of a good death changed, and how did the black plague change our perspectives of how we treat the dead and dying Why did we pose with our did for daguerreotypes And how has mourning fashion changed depending on globalization Schillace answers all of these questions and , making for a very satisfying read Content includes many pictures, sources, and s Death s Summer Coat offers an intriguing perspective on how death and dying has changed over the course of time How has the concept of a good death changed, and how did the black plague change our perspectives of how we treat the dead and dying Why did we pose with our did for daguerreotypes And how has mourning fashion changed depending on globalization Schillace answers all of these questions and , making for a very satisfying read Content includes many pictures, sources, and suggestions for further reading, showing that Shillace has certainly done her research, and that though a taboo subject, death is talked about quite a lot I enjoyed her quick wit and the ways in which she explained pieces of history and cultures unlike ours After all, how can we justify acts such as sati, or the ways in which some cultures cannibalize their dead I loved that she went above and beyond, discussing plagues, genocides, war, and onward and how they ve changed our own cultures This is a great overview at all the complexities mortality has brought upon us and the philosophy behind so many of our actions We will all die one day, but before you do, read this book.Review cross listed here Death, not as the end of life, but as a part of it In turns academic and poetic, looking at history and worldwide death rituals to better understand how the west got to this place where death is hidden away. The topic is fascinating, but the execution lacking The author has the attention span of a gnat, introducing interesting topics and then moving on after a sentence or two I d be interested to read acomplete,academic treatment of the same material. I believe it is through history we can learn about andclearly see our present, and make plans for our future I found this book helped do that with the topic of death and dying.I found Brandy s concluding sentence very well summarized why it is important as an individual and a community to talk and shareabout death and dying before the winter of life descends upon us We cannot wait until death happens to talk about death It s a bit like waiting until winter to gather in the grai I believe it is through history we can learn about andclearly see our present, and make plans for our future I found this book helped do that with the topic of death and dying.I found Brandy s concluding sentence very well summarized why it is important as an individual and a community to talk and shareabout death and dying before the winter of life descends upon us We cannot wait until death happens to talk about death It s a bit like waiting until winter to gather in the grain Why not meet now, talk now, while the sun is still warm on your back That s the value of the death s summer coat Rather haphazard collection of funereal facts from around the world, coverage of the death with dignity movement andIf there was an overarching theme or argument, I couldn t discern it. Every time I read this I am reminded at how wonderful a job it does introducing the important threads how how we got here in terms of our relationship to mortality, death, and mourning. An engaging read I agree with what a lot of people have already said about this it s interesting information, but each topic is glossed over fairly quickly. From the very first review I read of this book, I couldn t wait to get my hands on it I drove to several local bookstores, assuming that since the author works here in Cleveland, it would be easy to find as soon as it was released But no I ended up having to order it online Maybe it seemed disappointing because I had built it up so much in my mind I m not sure, but I am sure that it was not what I expected Right on the cover are the words What th History of Death and Dying Teaches Us abou From the very first review I read of this book, I couldn t wait to get my hands on it I drove to several local bookstores, assuming that since the author works here in Cleveland, it would be easy to find as soon as it was released But no I ended up having to order it online Maybe it seemed disappointing because I had built it up so much in my mind I m not sure, but I am sure that it was not what I expected Right on the cover are the words What th History of Death and Dying Teaches Us about Life and Living and yet that whole teaches us about life and living part seemed, to me, markedly absent I don t really feel like I learned a thing about life or living from this book I learned some interesting stuff about death and dying, for sure But overall Disappointed Everyone should read this book It really makes you reflect on your beliefs and how we as a culture got to where we are today when it concerns death It managed to not be uncomfortable or disrespectful It was a great conversation starter Anyone who knows someone who has died or know old people or is willing to come to terms with the fact that someday you too will die can find a friend in this book. 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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living
  • Brandy Schillace
  • 19 June 2019
  • 160598938X