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Inventing the American way of death, 1830-1920

by James J. Farrell

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Published by Temple University Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- United States -- History.,
    • Death.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementJames J. Farrell.
      SeriesAmerican civilization
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGT3203 .F37
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 287p. ;
      Number of Pages287
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4100247M
      ISBN 100877221804
      LC Control Number80014663
      OCLC/WorldCa6277406

      MOURNING & MANNERS Peggy M. Baker, Director & Librarian Pilgrim Hall Museum From prehistoric burials to the 21st century, societies have paid respect to departed members of the community and publicly acknowledged loss. The rituals developed by each society are part of that society’s shared standard of conduct –. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the professions lobbyists in Washington, inflated cremation costs, the telemarketing of pay-in-advance graves, and the effects of monopolies in a death-care industry now dominated by multinational corporations.

      books include Kind and Usual Punishment, an exposé of prisons, and The American Way of Birth, about the other end of life. The American Way of Death was her most influential book. Published in and in a revised edition in , it is mainly an exposé of the funeral industries, especially. Many of the books and articles have been suggested for inclusion by multiple contributors; they have been placed in the section that seems most relevant. Farrell, James J. Inventing the American Way of Death: – Philadelphia: Temple University Press, Isenberg, and the Invention .

        The Evolution of American Perspectives Concerning Treatment of the Dead and the Role of Human Decomposition Facilities Inventing the American way of death, – Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. () The Evolution of American Perspectives Concerning Treatment of the Dead and the Role of Human Decomposition Facilities. A voice from the beyond reaches out to update her bestselling investigation of America’s funeral practices. Mitford died in , but according to an editor’s note, she had completed most of the work on this new version of her book (revised in ). Updating of prices and other details were completed by her research assistant, and a chapter on pay-in-advance funerals was written by.


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