No Items in Your Cart

Title | Author | Content Sample

  • Item# FLRT
  • ISBN: 978-0-942679-34-2
  • Copyright 0
  • 512 pp.
  • 1.20lb
  • Form: Paperback, Trade paperback (US)
  • Price: $19.95
Shopping Cart
Order Quantity:


Back to Books Selection Page

Final Rights
Reclaiming the American Way of Death

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Preface, Lisa Carlson viiPreface, Lisa Carlson vii
Preface, Joshua Slocum x
Part 1 — Bodies, Business, and Traditions for Saying Goodbye 15
1 Circling the Hearses 17
2 Tricks of the Funeral Trade 35
3 Caskets, Other Boxes, Memorials, and Markers 48
4 Embalming — A beautiful memory picture? 57
5 Cemeteries — For-profit and non-profit 67
6 Preneed Sales — It’s not “all taken care of ” 81
7 Body Parts — Big business, little regulation 95
8 Federal Trade Commission — A fickle consumer ally 99
9 Filing an Effective Complaint — And what not to do 114
10 Mortuary Education — A dead end 123
11 Home Funerals — A returning tradition 130
12 Green Burial — What they used to just call “burial” 141
Part 2 — Funeral Law and Related Information for Consumers 149
Necessary Information for Family Involvement 151
In Alabama 161
In Alaska 168
In Arizona 173
In Arkansas 181
In California 188
In Colorado 197
In Connecticut 204
In Delaware 211
In the District of Columbia 218
In Florida 222
In Georgia 229
In Hawaii 234
In Idaho 239
In Illinois 245
In Indiana 252
In Iowa 260
In Kansas 267
In Kentucky
In Louisiana 273
In Maine 280
In Maryland 285
In Massachusetts 292
In Michigan 304
In Minnesota 313
In Mississippi 319
In Missouri 326
In Montana 333
In Nebraska 337
In Nevada 345
In New Hampshire 352
In New Jersey 358
In New Mexico 365
In New York 370
In North Carolina 379
In North Dakota 385
In Ohio 390
In Oklahoma 397
In Oregon 405
In Pennsylvania 416
In Rhode Island 421
In South Carolina 426
In South Dakota 433
In Tennessee 439
In Texas 445
In Utah 453
In Vermont 459
In Virginia 465
In Washington 471
In West Virginia 477
In Wisconsin 484
In Wyoming 489
Appendix
A — Ethical Standards & Unprofessional Conduct 495
B — Information Needed for the Death Certificate 499
Index 501



 
Web www.upperaccess.com

© 1995-2017, Upper Access, Inc.
87 Upper Access Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461
Orders 800.310.8320 • Other 802.482.2988 • Fax 802.
417.3002


IBPA

Independent Publishers of New England