Death is universal, but its aftermath can be difficult—particularly when no one has money for a funeral. What happens to those who die with no family and no money? Social anthropologist Sally Raudon has traveled the world, exploring that issue across many cultures. Join Raudon and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman for a discussion about how the bodies of the indigent are interred throughout the world, comparing such New York City burials to those in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ghana, Bali, etc. She will also touch on excess mortality and how that is being handled around the world.
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