Funeral markets

Carballo, C., Batalla, M. & Lorea, N. 2006

‘Cuiad, segregación y cementerios: análisis de los cambios en los patrones historicós de localización’ (Argentina), Scripta Nova, 10, 218-42.

Chevalier, J., Harrington, D. & Scott Morton, F. 2011

‘Regulating direct cremations: the cost of seemingly small regulatory changes’, Yale University and NBER.

Han, G-S. 2016

Funeral capitalism: commodification and digital marketing of funeral services in contemporary Korea’, Korean Studies, 40, 58-77.

Han, G-S. 2019

Funeral Rites in Contemporary Korea: The Business of Death, Springer.

Harrington, D. & Krynski, K. 2002

‘The effect of state funeral regulations on cremation rates: testing for demand inducement in funeral markets’, Journal of Law and Economics, 45:1, 199-224.

Harrington, D. & Treber, D. 2013

‘Cemeteries and mortuaries: better together or apart?’, Regulation, 35:4, 40-47 .

Lares, J. & Lehenbauer, K. 2019

‘Funeral services: the silent oligopoly: an exploration of the funeral industry in the United States’, RAIS Journal for Social Sciences, 3:2, 18-28.


Nalle, V. & Moeliono, T. 2023

‘Spatial injustice in the context of cemeteries: the case of Surabaya, Indonesia’, Land Use Policy, 131, 106750.

Sloane, D. 2001

‘Selling eternity in 1920s Los Angeles’, in T. Sitton & W. Deverell (eds) Metropolis in the Making – Los Angeles in thev 1920s, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 341-360.

Smith, D. 2015

‘Taking care of business: Canadian community mausoleums and the commercialization of death, 1912-1936’, Markers, 31, 30-51.

Trieb, M. 2001

‘The landscape of the loved one’, in J. Wolschke-Bulmahn (ed.) Places of Commemoration: Search for Identity and Landscape Design, Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Reesarch Library and Collection, 25-54.

Trompette, P. 2009

Le Marché des Défunts, Paris: Presses de Science Politiques.



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