short essay-200 words


For Chapter 8:  Last Rites: Funerals and Body Disposition, discuss two of the six questions below.  In your submission, identify by number which questions you are answering.

  1. Describe the psychosocial functions of death notification and funeral rites. Identify how these social activities fulfill the psychological needs of the bereaved.
  2. Summarize the major criticisms of the American funeral and assess their validity.
  3. Compare the various methods of body disposition and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  4. Explain the functions of cremation and memorial societies and contrast them with conventional practices.
  5. Define the purpose of the funeral, and assess current funeral practices in light of that definition.
  6. Summarize the laws regulating body disposition.
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