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Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Margaret Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

An Iconography of the Flesh theorizes the relationship between the body and the image by looking at the corpse as a special instance of a body that is both thing and representation. Unlike ... More


Early Undertaking

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Undertaking, as a profession, grew out of the furniture business, as men who made and sold coffins and burial supplies began to lay out bodies and, later, to embalm them. Undertakers had to convince ... More


Bricks: Tsenhor, Psenese, and Nesamunhotep, 512–506 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In 512 BCE Tsenhor’s second husband Psenese gives his wife the rights to half of a house or building plot, on the condition that she bear half of the cost to rebuild it. What is curious about this ... More


An Iconography of the Flesh

Margaret Schwartz

in Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694334
eISBN:
9781452953588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694334.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In the introduction, Swartz introduces the corpse as representational object referring to deceased, and documents the relationship between photography and embalming as aesthetics as well as mourning ... More


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