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Funeral Festivals in AmericaRituals for the Living$
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Jacqueline S. Thursby

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123806

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.001.0001

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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

(p.134) Epilogue Looking Forward
Funeral Festivals in America

Jacqueline S. Thursby

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter speculates on the future developments of funerary rites and rituals and the commemoration of the dead in the U.S. It mentions a company called Alcor that provides a service to the deceased called cryonic preservation which aim to reverse death by reviving molecular activity in the deceased body. It also highlights the growing popularity of cremation in the U.S. as a way of disposing of human remains.

Keywords:   funerary rites, funerary rituals, commemoration, Alcor, cryonic preservation, cremation, U.S.

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