3.4 Chapter Summary

Key Summary Points

  1. Cultural membership shapes how we perceive and respond to death.
  2. Vocal and physical expressions of emotion play an important role in end-of-life rituals and ceremonies, which includes the work of professional mourners.
  3. There is much historical, cross-cultural, and religious variation in death-related rituals, including funerals.

Additional Resources

National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). (n.d.). Religious funeral customs. https://nfda.org/religious-funeral-customs  



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