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Before the demographic transition to lower death and birth rates, death came at any age in the municipality of Timbaúba. For many years, free plywood and cardboard coffins, like these standing at the ready in 1987 in the woodworking shop behind the town hall, were provided to the poor by the mayor’s office.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

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Before the demographic transition to lower death and birth rates, death came at any age in the municipality of Timbaúba. For many years, free plywood and cardboard coffins, like these standing at the ready in 1987 in the woodworking shop behind the town hall, were provided to the poor by the mayor’s office.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

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Before the demographic transition to lower death and birth rates, death came at any age in the municipality of Timbaúba. For many years, free plywood and cardboard coffins, like these standing at the ready in 1987 in the woodworking shop behind the town hall, were provided to the poor by the mayor’s office.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes
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