MOURNING RITUALS AND DISPOSAL PRACTICES
Bregman, Lucy, ed. Religion, Death, and Dying – Volume 3: Bereavement and Death Rituals.
Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Perspectives, 2010.
Carson, Denise. Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life’s Passing.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.
Crouch, Mira. “Last Matters: The Latent Meanings of Contemporary Funeral Rites.”
In Making Sense of Dying and Death,
edited by A. Fagan, 125–40. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004.
Cullen, Lisa Takeuchi. Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death.
New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
DasGupta, Sayantani, and Marsha Hurst. “Death in Cyberspace: Bodies, Boundaries, and Postmodern Memorializing.”
In The Many Ways We Talk About Death in Contemporary Society,
edited by Margaret Souza and Christina Staudt. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009, 105–20.
Harris, Mark. Grave Matters: a Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial.
New York: Scribner, 2007.
Laderman, Gary. Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth Century America.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Mitford, Jessica. The American Way of Death Revisited.
New York: First Vintage Books, 2000.
Staudt, Christina and J. Harold Ellens, eds. Our Changing Journey to the End: Reshaping Death, Dying, and Grief in America – Volume 1: New Paths of Engagement.
Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO Praeger Imprint, 2013.
The following chapters address new forms of memorials and rituals:
Chapter 10. “Expansion of New Rituals for the Dying and Bereaved” by Sherry R. Schachter and Kristen M. Finneran; Chapter 11. Virtual Memorials: Bereavement and the Internet by Candi K. Cann; Chapter 12. “Strange Eternity: Virtual Memorials, Grief, and Entertainment” by Angela Riechers; Chapter 13. “Roadside Memorials: A 21st-Century Development” by George E. Dickinson and Heath C. Hoffmann; Chapter 14. “Reconfiguring Urban Spaces of Disposal, Sanctuary, and Remembrance” by Karla Maria Rothstein.
Winner, Lauren F. “From Black Crepe to Blue Ink: Mourning Tattoos and the Practice of Embodied Bereavement.” In The Many Ways We Talk About Death in Contemporary Society,
edited by Margaret Souza and Christina Staudt, 135–48. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.