Choices for the living, honour for the dead : a century of funeral and memorial practices in Lethbridge

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Lenfesty, Corrine B.
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1998
This thesis explores the customs and traditions surrounding death and memorialization in the history of Lethbridge, paying particular attention to the public "face" of the practices as observed in newspaper death notices, obituaries, in-memoriams, undertaker advertisements, gravestones and cemeteries. It places Lethbridge rituals within the context of the general paterns of western culture, and others, as described by anthropology, history, archaeology, and art history. Its intent is to understand the effects of certain external influences on the realms of personal choice and individuality, and to observe the extent to which these influences have had an impact on what was once deeply personal family matter.
viii, 197 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Alberta -- Lethbridge , Cemeteries -- Alberta -- Lethbridge -- History , Burial -- Alberta -- Lethbridge , Lethbridge (Alta.) -- History , Dissertations, Academic