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From Dust to Ashes

Cremation and the British Way of Death

  • Peter C. Jupp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-232

About this book

Introduction

Seventy per cent of British families now choose cremation for their funerals, a rapid change in traditional death customs. This is the first book to investigate why cremation replaced burial. It examines the political, religious, economic and social reasons behind personal choice and sets them in a European context. This study is doubly timely with the expanding scholarly interest in death studies, and the new media interest in the British way of death.

Keywords

England Familie media New Media Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter C. Jupp
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  1. 1.University of BristolUK

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