Caitlin, Angeline, and the rest of the Order of the Good Death are pleased to present the second installment of the Ecstasy of Decay video series: The American Corpse.
This second video is about the steady march of the dead human body out of American society. It has happened slowly. So slowly we hardly noticed our corpses are missing. When capitalism tiptoed in, families realized that there were people (i.e. “funeral professionals”) who could magically take away the literally and emotionally messy task of taking care of their dead bodies.