Life after death? : inheritance, burial practices, and family heirlooms / Marcia Amidon Lusted, Book Editor
Book | Greenhaven Publishing | 2019 | First edition.
Available at WCTC Social Issues Collection (33932000854872)
200 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Death and dying around the world. Dying in comfort / Craig D. Blinderman and J. Andrew Billings ; In the United States culture affects the end of life / H. Russell Searight and Jennifer Gafford ; Advanced directives are paths to improved well being / American Academy of Family Physicians ; In India a final fast tradition embraces death and looks ahead to life / Christopher Key Chapple ; Having a plan can ease the end-of-life journey / Sameera Karnik and Amar Kanekar ; Hospice is still a mystery to many / Paula Spencer Scott -- How we are laid to rest. The burning question / Thomas Laqueur ; Burial practices are windows to the way a culture lives / James Michael Dorsey ; The world's cities are running out of space for the dead / Ana Naomi de Sousa ; All cultures have death rituals / Jonathan Jong -- Inheritance and the legalities of death. In England the rules of wills and inheritance are changing / Jill Papworth and Patrick Collinson ; In the United States the estate tax is increasingly inefficient / Gary Robbins ; Estate and inheritance taxes are a poor source of economic revenue / Alan Cole ; Death can result in family conflict concerning an estate / Mark Accettura ; Wills must be very specific / HG.org -- The legacies that linger after death. No one wants their parents' prized possessions / Richard Eisenberg ; What happens to a deceased person's estate? / Citizens Information Board ; Distributing real estate to heirs can come with complications / Kurt R. Nilson ; Inheritable things matter / Jacqueline J. Goodnow and Jeanette A. Lawrence -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact.
Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, editor.
9781534504202 (library bound)