Thomas Laqueur: Why Care About the Dead?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

From churchyard burials to cemeteries and cremations, what do different methods of treating human remains say about a society? The Agenda welcomes Thomas Laqueur, author of "The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains", to discuss the historical evolution of and cultural shifts in how mortal remains are handled.
Episode:
Cultural Appropriation, History of Mortal Remains
Aired:
Oct 31, 2016
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