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The American way of death

Jessica Mitford

The American way of death

by Jessica Mitford

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- United States,
  • Undertakers and undertaking -- United States.

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    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGT3203 .M5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination333 p.
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21102946M
    LC Control Number63-12575

      In her classic expose of the funeral industry, The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford noted how much of a contributory factor Americans' desire to euphemize death was. The opposite is the Author: Nicolaus Mills. The Funeral Industry Notes from Jessica Mitford. The American Way of Death Revisited. NY: Knopf, Note: The following are notes from the above book. I found the book seminal, eye-opening, life-changing. I recommend that you buy and read the entire book. Only by reading the entire book will you get the whole picture.

      The new American way of death Morbid curiosity and ridicule have replaced respect for the deceased at MyDeathSpace, where your life is an open book -- Author: Jamie Pietras. Investigative journalist. Mitford sister, Communist, Hons and Rebels, The American Way of Death. (m. ; went MIA ) Robert Treuhaft. David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale. Jessica Lucy 'Decca' Freeman-Mitford (11 September – 22 July ) was an English author, one of the six aristocratic Mitford sisters noted for their Known for: Mitford sister, Communist, Hons .

    The Paperback of the American Way of Death by Isabelle Mitford at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help.   In , the British writer Jessica Mitford published a muckraking volume The American Way of Death, which sharply criticized the excesses of the then-$ billion dollar funeral business.


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The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's 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 by: The American model is more successful than that of many countries including the UK, because of the carefully-nurtured acceptance, nay, great desire for, open-coffin funerals.

In countries where a closed-coffin is the Those in the animal kingdom who feast on death are called scavengers and the word 'noble' is not one associated with them.4/5.

The American Way of Death should be required reading during the learning years. Read more. 6 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Carol S. Sedlak. out of 5 stars Four Stars. Reviewed in the United States on January 4, Verified Purchase. I agree with her. Read more. One person found this by: The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession’s 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.

After reading The American Way of Death some time ago, I found this book a bit redundant. Dated. As I wend my own way closer to the grim reaper and my loved ones are dropping over like flies, my dealings with undertakers and graveyards are becoming increasingly commonplace.4/5.

The American Way of Death Revisited reopens the casket The American way of death book Mitford’s concerns about the practices of the inevitable industry, especially its promotion of costly additions to the ceremonies of.

Get this from a library. The American way of death. [Jessica Mitford] -- " Here is a whole complex of commercial operations that result in funerals whose expense, display and mumbo jumbo are unrelated to any Christian or Jewish tradition and virtually unheard of in.

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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.

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I write to you as the executive director of the nation’s oldest nonprofit dedicated to protecting the rights of funeral consumers, and as the co-author of a book on funeral law state by state (Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death.

Upper Access Books, ). Her next book was "The American Way of Death," which remained on the best-seller list for a year. Late in life, she was asked what sort of funeral she wanted. An elaborate one, she replied, with. The American Way of Death Revisited confronts new trends, including the success of the profession's 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 : Jessica Mitford, Author Knopf Publishing Group $25 (p) ISBN The American Way of Death was an exposé of abuses in the funeral home industry in the United States, written by Jessica Mitford and published in Feeling that death had become much too sentimentalized, highly commercialized, and, above all, excessively expensive, Mitford published her research showing the ways in which funeral directors.

n her classic of muckraking journalism, ''The American Way of Death,'' Jessica Mitford gleefully reported on the enterprising ways undertakers play on fear and guilt to insure that the cost of a funeral (now averaging $7,) is the one of the most expensive purchases the average American will make after a house and an automobile.The American Way of Death的话题 (全部 条) 什么是话题 无论是一部作品、一个人,还是一件事,都往往可以衍生出许多不同的话题。.Decades after Jessica Mitford stunned America with vivid accounts of corruption and abuse in the death industry, not much has improved.

Families are manipulated into buying expensive goods and services they don't need or want. Prepaid funeral money vanishes into thin air.

Body parts are sold on the black market. Eight states force families to pay a funeral director even if they .