Gonzales, M: Green Burial Movement
This study explores the recently emerging green burial movement in the United States and the potential impact that it may have on American attitudes towards death and dying. This movement began as an alternative to the costly and environmentally detrimental traditional burial practices. Expansion of this movement may contribute to a return to a more agrarian model of dealing with death thus leading to the restructuring of the relationship between death and society.
Marisa Gonzales received a B.A from the University of Kansas and an M.A. from Texas Woman's University. She currently lives in Topeka, KS, U.S.A.