A tale of two funerals: civic ritual, public mourning and community participation in late nineteenth century Middlesbrough

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/605227
Title:
A tale of two funerals: civic ritual, public mourning and community participation in late nineteenth century Middlesbrough
Authors:
Roberts, B. (Ben)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts
Citation:
Roberts, B. (2016) 'A tale of two funerals: civic ritual, public mourning and community participation in late nineteenth century Middlesbrough' Cultural & Social History; 13(4), pp. 467-482
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
Cultural & Social History
Issue Date:
10-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/605227
DOI:
10.1080/14780038.2016.1237448
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rfcs20#.Vw9bO3rih40
Abstract:
In the late nineteenth century, British funerals became increasingly rational as they began to strip away the excesses of Victorian custom. Yet imposing public funerals for well-known figures continued to take place. Historians have previously underestimated the entertainment value which a public funeral could offer. As this article demonstrates, attendance at such funerals could only be guaranteed if the occasion held particular emotional resonance, personal appeal or came with a degree of novelty. Focusing on Middlesbrough in 1889, the circumstances surrounding two particular funerals are considered in order to understand both local shifts in values and priorities concerning death ritual, as an indicator of a broader national trend.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
funerals; custom; civic ritual; entertainment; death
ISSN:
1478-0038
Rights:
Following 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1478-0038/ [Accessed: 14/04/2016]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, B. (Ben)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-14T08:59:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-14T08:59:36Zen
dc.date.issued2016-10-10en
dc.identifier.citationCultural & Social History; 13(4), pp. 467-482en
dc.identifier.issn1478-0038en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14780038.2016.1237448-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/605227en
dc.description.abstractIn the late nineteenth century, British funerals became increasingly rational as they began to strip away the excesses of Victorian custom. Yet imposing public funerals for well-known figures continued to take place. Historians have previously underestimated the entertainment value which a public funeral could offer. As this article demonstrates, attendance at such funerals could only be guaranteed if the occasion held particular emotional resonance, personal appeal or came with a degree of novelty. Focusing on Middlesbrough in 1889, the circumstances surrounding two particular funerals are considered in order to understand both local shifts in values and priorities concerning death ritual, as an indicator of a broader national trend.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rfcs20#.Vw9bO3rih40en
dc.rightsFollowing 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1478-0038/ [Accessed: 14/04/2016]en
dc.subjectfuneralsen
dc.subjectcustomen
dc.subjectcivic ritualen
dc.subjectentertainmenten
dc.subjectdeathen
dc.titleA tale of two funerals: civic ritual, public mourning and community participation in late nineteenth century Middlesbroughen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Artsen
dc.identifier.journalCultural & Social Historyen
or.citation.harvardRoberts, B. (2016) 'A tale of two funerals: civic ritual, public mourning and community participation in late nineteenth century Middlesbrough' Cultural & Social History; 13(4), pp. 467-482en
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.embargo18 monthsen
dc.date.accepted2016-02-02en
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