Press Releases, Sociology

Press release: Timmermans, Postmortem

jacket imagePostmortem shows in utterly fascinating and close up detail what death investigations are like from behind the scenes. Stefan Timmermans spent three years shadowing medical examiners—the type you’d find on the hit TV series CSI—to show how these professionals unlock the secrets of corpses and speak to the living on behalf of the dead. More broadly, he also considers how death titillates us as an existential drama, exploring why we find the work these medical examiners perform so compelling.

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