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Author Parsons, Brian, 1965-
Title The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry in the 20th Century : From Undertaker to Funeral Director / Brian Parsons.
Imprint Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018.
Edition First edition.

Author Parsons, Brian, 1965-
Series Emerald studies in death and culture
Subject Undertakers and undertaking -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Funeral service -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Death -- Great Britain -- Social services -- 20th century.
Mortuary Practice -- history.
United Kingdom.
Description 1 online resource (289 pages).
Edition First edition.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book examines the shifts that have taken place in the funeral industry since 1900, focusing on the figure of the undertaker and exploring how organizational change and attempts to gain recognition as a professional service provider saw the role morph into that of 'funeral director'.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Death, the Funeral and the Funeral Director in the Twentieth Century -- From Front Parlour to Funeral Parlour: The Development of the Chapel of Rest and Funeral Home -- Caretaker of the Dead -- Furnishing the Funeral -- Transport to Paradise -- Organisational Change -- Funerals and Finance -- The Newest Profession?
ISBN 9781787436299 (electronic book)
1787436292 (electronic book)
OCLC # 1030820091
Additional Format Print version: Parsons, Brian. Evolution of the British Funeral Industry in the 20th Century : From Undertaker to Funeral Director. Bingley : Emerald Publishing Limited, ©2018 9781787436305

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