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Project Statement

While death and dying are experiences common to all, dominant American culture tends to avert its gaze, often waiting until the end to seek out information that contextualizes or comforts. Death then materializes, not as a natural end to a journey, but as an unknown and terrifying stranger. The work in this collection strives to normalize inquiry into death and dying and invites seekers to examine their personal beliefs and socially constructed ideologies on death and what it means to die and, in the process, what it means to live.

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