Final rights: reclaiming the American way of death

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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 conduct a home funeral with no need for help. But a consumer movement is no awakening, and Americans are asserting their rights over a key part of life, just as they did in the past with the natural childbirth and hospice movements. The two most prominent leaders of that movement are the authors of this book: Joshua Slocum, executive director of Funeral Consumers Alliance, and Lisa Carlson, executive director of Funeral Ethics Organization. Here they join forces to expose wrongdoing, inform consumers of their rights, and propose legal reforms. The book includes state-by-state summaries of laws, regulations, services, and consumer concerns.
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subject_facetBurial laws -- United States -- Popular works
Consumer protection -- United States
Electronic books
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Economic aspects -- United States
Popular works
Undertakers and undertaking -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Popular works
title_displayFinal rights : reclaiming the American way of death
title_fullFinal rights : reclaiming the American way of death / Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson
Final rights : reclaiming the American way of death [electronic resource] / Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson
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Consumer protection
Economic aspects
Electronic books
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Law and legislation
Undertakers and undertaking