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Funeral rights

Author: Robert Larkins
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is a growing sense of unease about funerals in Australia, not only about their exorbitantly high costs, the high-pressure sales techniques routinely used by those in the industry and the undue influence wielded by the major 'death-care' corporations, but also about the lack of genuine involvement that family are able to have.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Larkins
ISBN: 9780670071081 0670071080
OCLC Number: 180189669
Notes: Cover subtitle: What the Australian 'death-care' industry doesn't want you to know.
Description: xiv, 240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Death down-under --
2. The tricks of the trade --
3. Cash, credit card or cheque --
4. Boxed in --
5. Fenced in --
6. A burning question --
7. Vigils, viewings and embalming --
8. Ethnic cultures and the funeral industry --
9. The changing landscape --
10. Self-arranged funerals --
11. DIY stories --
12. The last rights --
13. Deaths of babies --
14. Will power --
Conclusion --
Appendices --
Notes.
Responsibility: Robert Larkins.

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There is a growing sense of unease about funerals in Australia, not only about their exorbitantly high costs, the high-pressure sales techniques routinely used by those in the industry and the undue influence wielded by the major 'death-care' corporations, but also about the lack of genuine involvement that family are able to have.

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