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Death Unveiled. Dead and Remembered in Flanders
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Death Unveiled. Dead and Remembered in Flanders

(Carla Rosseels) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 29-33

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In the year 2000 the sight of the dying and the dead is no longer part of daily life in Flanders. Here too the medical world has taken over; nowadays most Flemings die in the seclusion of a hospital ward, while laying out a corpse at home has already become a thing of the past. However, a small but growing number of people is dissatisfied with this ‘aseptic' approach; they want an end to this hiding away of death, they want to bid farewell to their loved ones in their own way. The disappearance of religious rituals also means that people are looking for a new way of coming to terms with a death.

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