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