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American Way of Death Revisited

ISBN-10: 0679771867
ISBN-13: 9780679771869
Edition: 2nd 2000
Authors: Jessica Mitford
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Description: In the early 1960s this savage and hilarious analysis of America's funeral practices rocked the industry and shocked the public. This up-dated edition shows that, if anything, the industry has become more pernicious than ever.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

In the early 1960s this savage and hilarious analysis of America's funeral practices rocked the industry and shocked the public. This up-dated edition shows that, if anything, the industry has become more pernicious than ever.

Helen Benedict teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her profiles of authors and celebrities have appeared in magazines throughout the country, including The New York Times Book Reviewand Esquire.

Editor's Note
Foreword
Introduction
Not Selling
The American Way of Death
The Funeral Transaction
The Artifacts
The Story of Service
The Rationale
The Allied Industries
God's Little Million-Dollar Acre
Shroudland Revisited
Cremation
What the Public Wants
Fashions in Funerals
The Newest Profession
The Nosy Clergy
The Federal Trade Commission
A Global Village of the Dead
Funerals in England Then and Now
Press and Protest
Pay Now - Die Poorer
New Hope for the Dead
Directory of Not-for-Profit Funeral and Memorial Societies
Index

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