Passing time: cultures of death and mourning

Elaine W. McFarland

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Book abstract: Over the twentieth century Scots' lives changed in fast, dramatic and culturally significant ways. By examining their bodies, homes, working lives, rituals, beliefs and consumption, this volume exposes how the very substance of everyday life was composed, tracing both the intimate and the mass changes that the people endured. Using novel perspectives and methods, chapters range across the experiences of work, art and death, the way Scots conceived of themselves and their homes, and the way the 'old Scotland' of oppressive community rules broke down from mid-century as the country reinvented its everyday life and culture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA History of Everyday Life in Twentieth Century Scotland
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
ISBN (Print)9780748624317
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Scotland
  • death
  • twentieth century history
  • mourning


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