The Matter of Death

Space, Place and Materiality

  • Jenny Hockey
  • Carol Komaromy
  • Kate Woodthorpe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jenny Hockey, Carol Komaromy, Kate Woodthorpe
    Pages 1-18
  3. Susie Page
    Pages 19-34
  4. Ken Worpole
    Pages 35-51
  5. Carol Komaromy
    Pages 52-68
  6. Leonie Kellaher, Jenny Hockey, David Prendergast
    Pages 133-147
  7. Andy Clayden, Jenny Hockey, Mark Powell
    Pages 148-164
  8. Tony Walter, Clare Gittings
    Pages 165-177
  9. Douglas J. Davies
    Pages 208-222
  10. Jenny Hockey, Carol Komaromy, Kate Woodthorpe
    Pages 223-234
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-270

About this book


This collection opens up spaces where lives end, bodies are disposed of and memories generated: hospitals, hospices, care homes, coroners' courts, funeral premises, cemeteries, roadsides, the spirit world. Using material culture studies it illuminates the ways human beings make meaningful the challenges of death, dying and bereavement.


care culture death Nation transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jenny Hockey
    • 1
  • Carol Komaromy
    • 2
  • Kate Woodthorpe
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.The Open UniversityUK
  3. 3.University of BathUK

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