TO DIE A 'CANADIAN': How Nineteenth-Century European Immigrants Influenced the Culture of Death in Canada
Shirley, Kimberly Donna
Master of Arts
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To understand the mystery of why modern attitudes toward death assumed their current forms, it is necessary to explore their socio-historical roots. This thesis focuses specifically on the cultural interpretations of death shared by the Finns, the Ukrainians, and the Greeks, for each group represents a region in Europe affected by the developments of the Canadian immigration policy, and in turn influenced the cultural landscape of present-day Thunder Bay.