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Author Verdery, Katherine, 1948-

Title The political lives of dead bodies : reburial and postsocialist change / Katherine Verdery
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages) : illustrations
Series The Harriman lectures
Annual W. Averell Harriman Lecture.
Summary Since 1989, scores of bodies across Eastern Europe have been exhumed and brought to rest in new gravesites. Verdery investigates why certain corpses have taken on political life in the turbulent times following the end of Communist Party rule
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-175) and index
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Subject Ancestor worship -- Europe, Eastern.
Ancestor worship -- Russia (Federation)
Dead -- Political aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Dead -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Europe, Eastern.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Russia (Federation)
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Europe, Eastern.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231500432 (electronic bk.)
9780231500432 (electronic bk.)