Against the Grain

Death, Decay, and Interment

Greening-DeathDeath, decay, and interment are not the merriest of topics, but they are fundamental aspects of human life as part of nature. Yet much of the time, scholar Suzanne Kelly argues, we don’t want to acknowledge our connection with other natural cycles of life. Kelly reflects on American’s fear of decay, the social history of interment in the United States, and the rise of the green burial movement.

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