Funeral industry

Elliott, B. 2011

‘Memorialising the Civil War dead: modernity and corruption under the Grant Administration’, Markers, 27, 14-55.

Lee, R. 2011

‘“On the move”: funerals, entrepreneurs and the rural-urban nexus in South Africa’, Africa, 81:2, 226-247.

Pajari, I. 2018

‘Coffins in Finland: The history of production, design and attitudes’, Mortality, 23:3, 279-294.

Wheatley, N. 2020

Final Journey: The Untold Story of Funeral Trains, Cheltenham: The History Press.


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